Ukraine.- Belarus recalls its ambassador to the UK in response to London sanctions


Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoli Glaz reported this Friday that the country has decided to reduce its diplomatic presence in the UK and has recalled its ambassador, Maksim Yermalovich, in London.

Thus, the acting attorney of the Belarusian Embassy on British soil will take over the function of ambassador after the British authorities imposed a package of sanctions against Minsk for its involvement in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as reported by news agency BelTA.

Glaz has pointed out that such measures have been taken following the imposition of restrictive measures against employees, Belarusian companies and Belarusian media, among others. In addition, he criticized the withdrawal of visas for Belarusian deputies ahead of the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

As he explained, the “restrictive and illegal measures” put in place by the UK Government “do not currently allow a full dialogue to develop”. However, he stressed that the withdrawal of the ambassador did not mean the “closure of all channels of communication with London”.

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