The administration nonetheless insists on Warsaw and Vilnius to scale back the variety of diplomats.
Poland and Lithuania’s ambassadors in Belarus can be summoned to Minsk for talks on October 5, based on a spokesman for the nation’s international ministry. Earlier than that, Alexander Lukashenko, the unidentified President of Belarus, known as Russia President Vladimir Putin. After the dialog within the Kremlin, the 2 mentioned they have been decided to “strengthen the alliance between Russia and Belarus.”
“Poland and Lithuanian ambassadors in Belarus are returning to Minsk for session on October 5. The Polish and Lithuanian ambassadors of Belarus have been invited to observe this instance,” International Minister Anatoly Glaz instructed The Jap Herald.
He mentioned the Belarusian International Ministry known as on the ambassadors of Poland and Lithuania “in view of the unequivocally harmful exercise of those international locations.”
“By October 9, 2020, they have been allowed to mix their diplomatic missions in Belarus with the Belarusian international missions of the respective international locations. For Lithuania, it has 25 to 14 diplomats, Poland to 50 to 18,” Glaz mentioned.
The EU Council on Friday confirmed sanctions in opposition to Belarus, beforehand agreed by EU leaders. In complete, 40 individuals have been added to the EU sanctions record, which the EU considers to be concerned within the rigging of elections on August 9 and violence in opposition to protesters. At this level, it was determined to not embody Lukashenko within the record of sanctions. The OSCE could impose sanctions in opposition to them in the event that they refuse to interact in dialogue, take steps to construct confidence, and launch political prisoners, particularly former presidential candidates. Earlier than that, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions in opposition to the administration.