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U.S. diplomat Biegun will visit Russia, Lithuania amid Belarus crisis

Reuters , Sunday 23 Aug 2020
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun speaks at a news briefing with South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young after their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, July 08, 2020.(Photo: Reuters)

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will travel to Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine on Aug. 24-27 to meet senior government leaders to discuss regional issues, the State Department said in a statement on Sunday.

Reuters reported exclusively on Friday that Biegun would travel to the region for talks on Belarus, sources said, as Washington seeks a peaceful resolution to that country's election crisis that averts Russian intervention.

The State Department statement made no mention of Belarus.

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