Poland in solidarity with UK after expulsion of diplomats from Belarus

"Full solidarity with @FCDOGovUK. The international community is not the source of the crisis in #Belarus. Expulsion of diplomats won’t solve it." Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau tweeted on Tuesday. Radek Pietruszka/PAP

The Polish foreign minister said Poland was in solidarity with Great Britain after Belarus expelled two British diplomats from Minsk, and added that international community was not the source of the ongoing crisis in Belarus..

"Full solidarity with @FCDOGovUK. The international community is not the source of the crisis in #Belarus. Expulsion of diplomats won’t solve it. What will, is the release of political prisoners, stopping all violence, respect for human rights, dialogue & democratic transition," Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau tweeted on Tuesday.

Britain expelled two Belarusian diplomats on Tuesday in response to two of its own diplomats being expelled from Belarus. The expelled British diplomats are defence attache Timothy Wight-Boycott and the deputy of the ambassador Lisa Thumwood.

Belarus has seen three months of mass protests since Alexander Lukashenko declared himself the winner of a disputed presidential election in August.