OREANDA-NEWS. Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said that against the background of the events taking place in the country, threats are being made to his family members.

“I can still understand when threats are made against a civil servant holding a specific position. But the mean anonymous pressure on the family, including young children, does not fit in my head with the concept of democracy. […] It doesn’t smell of democracy. It stinks of pogroms and reprisals,” the politician said in an address to the Belarusian diplomats, which was posted on the website of the republic’s Foreign Ministry on August 20.

Makei also noted that the events taking place in the country cannot leave anyone indifferent. “We share universal and our own, Belarusian values, we stand for the unity of the nation, we do not accept radicalism and unjustified violence,” he said.