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The UN has commented on the situation in Belarus

The authorities should grant the right of people to peacefully Express their opinions, said the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, commenting on the situation in Belarus.

"Free and fair elections should be everywhere. We are watching what is happening in Belarus. Belarus or some other place, people have a fundamental right to hold peaceful demonstrations and to uphold the rule of law," said Dujarric.

"We will continue to monitor the situation. It is important that people have the opportunity to Express an opinion peacefully. And the government needs to ensure the right people on it," he added.

On Tuesday evening in various cities of the Republic were unauthorized mass protests after the decision of the Central election Commission of Belarus to refuse registration of candidates for President, the two politicians - former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko and former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo. According to the interior Ministry, across the country because of violations of public order were detained more than 250 people. The investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the facts of group actions in Minsk, grossly violating public order and connected with insubordination to the police. The CEC head Lidziya Yarmoshyna said on Wednesday that an unauthorized action "organized and planned" in Belarus headquarters of Babariko and Tsepkalo.