Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Jaroslav Romanchuk Met With Congressman Christopher Smith

On September, 16 in Washington, deputy chairman of the United Civil Party and potential presidential candidate Jaroslav Romanchuk met with Congressman Christopher Smith, author of "The Act of Democracy in Belarus".

The politicians discussed the situation in Belarus, concrete steps of cooperation and mutual assistance.

In particular, they discussed the content of the resolution on Belarus, which would be introduced for the consideration by the Congress in October this year. The resolution demands to release all political prisoners, to stop persecution of independent media and members of the presidential campaign, to register democratic candidates and to provide domestic and international observation of the elections.

Christopher Smith is also planning to come to Belarus as an observer for monitoring the presidential elections.