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U.S. citizen Shkliarov has left Belarus: RIA, citing lawyer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov has left Belarus after being freed from detention there, the Russian news agency RIA reported on Tuesday, citing his lawyer.

Washington had pressed the Belarusian authorities to release Shkliarov, a political consultant, in a phone call between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans

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