US Embassy in Minsk recommends Americans prepare for emergency

US citizens in Belarus, in particular, were advised to provide a three-day supply of food, medicine and cash.

This warning was made before the expiration of the “ultimatum” of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, which she put forward to Alexander Lukashenko, on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.

Earlier, the ex-presidential candidate demanded that the current head of the republic announce his resignation by October 26, stop the violence in the streets and release political prisoners. Otherwise, Tikhanovskaya promised massive protests and strikes across the country, roadblocks and collapses in sales at state stores.

On August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus. After the closure of polling stations in the republic, massive protests against falsification of results began. According to the CEC, the current head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, won. Oppositionists announced non-recognition of the official election results.