11 American diplomats left Belarus through Lithuania

The embassy diplomats are working 4 out of 32, which were first of this year.
Source at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk told Freedom that 11 diplomats and their families left the countryside of Belarus 2 hours before the end of the 72-hour period allotted by the Belarusian authorities. The staff of the diplomatic mission, together with their families and possessions passed without incident Belarusian-Lithuanian border by car.They comped chargé d’affaires in Belarus Jonathan Moore.
10 American diplomats left Belarus at the request of the Belarusian authorities, the next — voluntarily. This is explained by the fact that among the deportees embassy employees — 5 Marines who produced protection, and it was decided that the sixth soldier does not make sense to stay alone.
From this moment the U.S. Embassy are working four diplomats from the 32’s, which were first this year.
Pressure on the Belarusian authorities to South American embassy began two months back, when in response to U.S. economic sanctions against "Belneftekhim" concern Belarusian authorities claimed departure ambassador Karen Stewart. U.S. sanctions sought the release of all Belarusian political prisoners. During the escalation of the conflict Belarusian Foreign Ministry claimed downsizing the U.S. Embassy twice, and later — that in Minsk there are only six diplomats. U.S. dubbed this pressure unfounded and baseless and made threats in the response. In including — expanding economic sanctions against Belarus.
Member of the House of Representatives Anatoly Krasutski does not believe that the South American authorities have complied with the requirements of the Belarusian side, diplomatic success of the official Minsk.
"I think that just settled a number of staff in the embassies of the one and the other hand, states have improved to a level fit for the development of relations with this state. This is a purely diplomatic practice, and nothing more. We can not say that this pressure one country to another. "
MP Krasutski convinced that the conflict blame the U.S., which imposed sanctions on that at the moment the ball is on their side. With all of this, he believes that to break diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Belarus will not come:
"Compromise will be found, I think. Such examples in our relations were more than once, and in the placement of ambassadorial residences, when it seemed that we came to a standstill, but at the same and found a reasonable approaches emerged from this crisis."
The last representative of Belarus to the UN poet Gennady Buraukin considers the behavior of the Belarusian authorities in the conflict inadequate in response to economic sanctions that previously voiced by the official disk imaging are "small":
"The country looks so moody partner or a partner who overestimates his strength."
Gennady Buraukin knowing many of today’s Belarusian diplomats believe that they will resolve the conflict, if will not interfere with nonprofessionals in Belarusian politics and diplomacy:
"I am afraid unprofessional amateurs have not damaged to what can not be hurt — the future of the Belarusian country-independent, civilized and democratic."

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