The Polish interior minister has said that the Polish-Belarusian border crossing in Bobrowniki, north-eastern Poland, will remain closed as long as Andrzej Poczobut, a Belarusian-Polish journalist and minority activist, remains in prison.
Poland is expelling the Belarusian defence attache after Minsk told three Polish diplomats to leave Belarus, a spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry has said.
Belarus is expelling three Polish diplomats after Poland closed one of its two truck border crossings with the country, a spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry has confirmed.
Restrictions on Polish hauliers and the expulsion of a Polish border guard liaison officer were announced by the Belarusian foreign ministry on Friday as retaliatory steps for Poland's closure of the Bobrowniki border crossing between the two countries.
Poland may close more border crossings with Belarus, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister had said.