“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus an official record of the decision of the Ukrainian side to reduce the number of staff of the Belarusian embassy in Ukraine to a maximum of five. Diplomatic accreditation of other embassy staff was revoked and their stay – ,” said spokesman By Nicolenko. According to the daily, the Ukrainian ministry has also closed the honorary consulate of Belarus in Lviv.
Belarus on Wednesday ordered 12 Ukrainian diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours. “The Ukrainian embassy will continue to work in Belarus in a 1 + 4 format, i.e. an ambassador and four employees,” said Anatol Hlaz, a spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to Interfax.
Belarus is also facing the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the diplomatic front today. Based on agency Nexta has decided to stop considering Eastern European country accession applications.
Minsk is an ally of Moscow. Russia also partially invaded Belarus by invading Ukraine, where it deployed thousands of troops before the attack on Ukraine. Russian planes also took off from Belarus airports for air strikes in Ukraine.
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