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Blinken to meet Belarus opposition leader Monday

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Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Monday with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in a show of support for the self-exiled candidate who says she won last year’s elections. Blinken will join a meeting between Tikhanovskaya and State Department number three Victoria Nuland, known as a forceful critic of Moscow, a day before the Belarusian opposition chief holds meetings at the White House, according to the top US diplomat’s public schedule. President Joe Biden has vowed to ramp up pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko, an ally of Moscow who h…

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