The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has demanded the Polish and Lithuanian embassies in Minsk to downsize their diplomatic staff, the ministry's spokesperson Anatol Hlaz said on Friday quoted by the TUT.by portal.
As many as 71 percent of Poles believe their country should support the democratic aspirations of Belarusians while only 20 percent believe Warsaw should remain neutral in Minsk's domestic conflict, according to a survey by the CBOS pollster.
The Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned Polish Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Marcin Wojciechowski to express a strong protest against "open attempts by the Polish side to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus."
A humanitarian aid truck sent by the Solidarity (S) trade union to Minsk is stuck at the terminal on the Belarusian side of the border and was yet to be cleared to continue its journey, the S spokesman Marek Lewandowski told PAP on Thursday.
The last of four Poles arrested in the Belarusian capital Minsk amidst mass election protests in the city has been released, PAP learnt on Friday from diplomatic sources in Minsk. The three other Poles were freed on Thursday.
Five Polish citizens were released from Belarusian prisons by Thursday night, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz announced on Friday morning.
Three of four Polish citizens who were detained during protests in Minsk were freed on Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz tweeted.
Two Polish citizens who were detained during protests in Minsk were fined on Thursday for taking part in an illegal gathering and will be freed, PAP has learned unofficially from the Polish diplomatic mission in Minsk.
President Andrzej Duda in a Wednesday letter to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appealed to the council to call on Belarusian authorities to refrain from violence against demonstrators and release arrested demonstrators.
Ambassador Artur Michalski visited the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to rebuke officials after learning about the detentions as the desperate mum of one of the students says she hasn’t heard from her son since Monday night and pleads for his release.