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Mitt Romney condemns dictatorship in Belarus

31-07-2012, 16:59
Mitt Romney condemns dictatorship in Belarus

American presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a statement during his visit to Warsaw.

"Unfortunately, there are parts of the world today where the desire to be free is met with brutal oppression: Just to the east of here, the people of Belarus suffer under the oppressive weight of dictatorship,"Mitt Romney said in Warsaw.

The Republican candidate for the US presidency, Mitt Romney, continues his visit to Poland on Tuesday, the last visit in his foreign tour. He is expected to meet with Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski and Polish foreign minster Radoslaw Sikorski.

Romney is reported by media to have chosen a visit to Poland, America's key ally in the region, in an attempt to convince the Polish diaspora in the US he will have a tougher stance on Russia than current American president Barack Obama.

"In Russia, once-promising advances toward a free and open society have faltered. In a turbulent world, Poland stands as an example and defender of freedom," Romney said.