The German Foreign Ministry confirmed the call of the Ambassador of Belarus in Berlin due to the detention of foreign journalists at the protests and the revocation of their accreditation. On Monday, August 31, TASS reports.
The diplomat was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, the report says. Germany also suspends participation in the German-Belarusian strategic advisory group, the German foreign ministry said.
On the eve, mass detentions of journalists took place on Svoboda Square in Minsk before the next protest rally.
The fact that the German authorities will summon the Ambassador of Belarus to the FRG at the Foreign Ministry was reported on the same day, citing sources.
Earlier on Monday, it became known that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will announce on this day about sanctions against about 30 Belarusian officials, including President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko.
On August 28, Lukashenko threatened to respond to countries that will impose sanctions against the republic. The Belarusian leader stressed that “they got drunk and forgot what Belarus is.”
On August 27, the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the foreign ministers of the European Union countries would discuss individual sanctions on Belarus during an informal meeting in Berlin, but they would not make a decision.