Joe Biden criticized Donald Trump for silence on protests in Belarus

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized Donald Trump's failure to speak out about the suppression of protests in Belarus. It was reported by Reuters on Friday, September 25, citing a written statement from Biden,- DW reports.

In an e-mail, he called Alyaksandr Lukashenka a “dictator” and the detained opposition leaders “political prisoners”. "President Trump refuses to speak out against Lukashenka's actions or offer his personal support to the pro-democratic movement," Joe Biden said.

He called the inauguration ceremony of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, which had not been announced in advance, “shameful”. "When the president hides, fearing his citizens, and refuses to accept the will of the people, this is a sign of an illegitimate autocrat, not a strong leader," Biden said.

The first debate between Biden and Trump is to take place on September 29.

Recently, Trump has been evading events related to Russia, apparently in the hope that he will receive "technical support in the elections".