NATO chief condemns 'arbitrary' arrests of opposition in Belarus

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned what he described as the “detentions and abductions” of opposition activists by the Belarusian authorities.During phone calls with the foreign ministers of Latvia, Poland and Estonia, he “expressed serious concern over the arbitrary detentions and abductions of opposition figures, calling them unacceptable violations of international norms,” according to a press release.In apparent response to claims by the Belarusian government that NATO was building up its troops in the region, he reiterated that NATO “remains vigilant, strictly defensive…

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