Two Belarusian diplomats will be expelled from Lithuania, the press service of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry reports.
Today, 28 May 2021, a representative of the Embassy of Belarus was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. He was presented with a note in which two embassy employees were declared undesirable in Lithuania for activities compatible with diplomatic status.
Diplomats must leave the country within seven days.
“Two Belarusian intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover have been asked to leave Lithuania. We do not say thank you, and goodbye,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielus Landsbergis wrote on Twitter.
According to him, the decision to expel is also an expression of solidarity with Latvia, since earlier Belarus had unreasonably expelled employees of the Latvian embassy.
Lithuania also protested against the repressions to which the civil society of Belarus and independent media are subjected, and demanded the immediate release of opposition leader Roman Protasevich, his girlfriend Sophia Sapieha and other prisoners and illegally detained.
- On May 23, 2021, the regime of the dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, using a fighter jet, forced the Ryanair plane to land in Minsk. The KGB officers removed the co-founder of the opposition Telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich from the board. He faces a maximum prison term, he himself does not rule out execution.
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