Lithuania has informed two Belarusian diplomats to go away the nation, the international ministry introduced on Friday. The 2 officers’ actions have been deemed “incompatible with diplomatic standing,” Reuters reported.
The expelled Belarusians have been “intelligence officers working beneath diplomatic cowl,” Lithuanian Minister of Overseas Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis tweeted. “No thanks, and goodbye.”
“With this determination, Lithuania additionally stands in solidarity with Latvia, whose diplomats and staff on the embassy in Minsk have been unjustifiably expelled by Belarus a couple of days in the past,” the ministry’s assertion added.
Lithuania has known as for a robust EU response to an incident on Sunday when Belarus redirected an Athens to Vilnius flight to land in Minsk, the place dissident Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich and his associate, who have been on board, have been arrested.
On the subject of Belarus, “no one is protected,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė mentioned.