Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

Russia reacts on human rights violation in Belarus

"Belarus is our sister country, our strategic partner, but that doesn't mean that we will close our eyes to violation of fundamental rights and freedoms."

Russia's Foreign Minister Siarhej Laurou has said this today in an interview to the TV-Channel Russia Today.

"There are certain standards, there are obligations that we signed", — Laurou has reminded. He has called the arrests of the presidential candidates, and two Rssian citizens, who are still imprisoned, "unacceptable".