The Belarusian authorities have decided not to renew the accreditation of the European Union ambassador to this country, Dirk Schuebel, a decision that the bloc considers a “hostile” act that will further damage the already deteriorated bilateral relations.
“It is obvious that this hostile step will further reduce the space for diplomatic contacts and bilateral relations,” a spokesman for the EU External Action Service told Europa Press.
The head of the European Union delegation in Minsk “remained willing and committed” to continue his mandate, lamented the spokesman, who regrets that Alexander Lukashenko’s regime has gone “one step further” in the deterioration of relations.
European diplomacy also recalls that this incident is in addition to what happened last September, when the business manager of the EU delegation in Minsk, Evelina Schulz, was detained in an “illegal and unacceptable” manner, after A senior official attended the trial of opposition activists.
Source: Europa Press