Europe

EU countries recall ambassadors from Belarus

The organization stressed that the support of the Belarusian people and their aspirations for democracy remains a priority.

The European Union, including Lithuania and Poland, decided to recall the ambassadors from Belarus for consultations. This was announced on Monday, October 5, by Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Twitter.

Thus, Vilnius made a decision after discussing the issue with Warsaw.

“Our goal is to preserve diplomatic contacts as much as possible. We also informed the Belarusian side about this, with which we agreed that the temporary recall of the ambassador for consultations would serve to reduce tensions and help preserve diplomatic representation at the level of ambassadors,” said Foreign Minister of the Baltic Republic Linas Linkevicius.

The Union warned Minsk that “any attempts to stigmatize any member state will be met with an unambiguous and solidary answer.”

At the same time, Rau stressed that the support of the Belarusian people and their aspirations for democracy remains a priority.

“We need channels of communication and the opportunity to act in support of a sovereign and the democratic Republic of Belarus,” said the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry.

Let us remind you that on October 2, the Belarusian authorities recalled the ambassadors from and Lithuania, and also demanded that the embassies of these countries reduce the diplomatic staff in Minsk. Then the official Vilnius and Warsaw refused to recall their ambassadors in response.



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