Diplomatic scandal between Estonia and Belarus

Belarus will reduce the diplomatic presence in Estonia and recalls the ambassador for consultations to Minsk, according to the country’s Foreign Ministry.

Also, Belarus demanded that Estonia be reduced from October 1 to reduce the staff of the embassy to 1 diplomat and 1 employee of the technical staff.

“, in the context of disrespectful attitude to the sovereignty of our country by the Estonian leadership of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, does not see the meaning of the broad diplomatic presence of Estonia on its territory,” the department said.

The reason for this Foreign Ministry of Belarus called “the recent intentional actions of the Estonian leadership, including official attempts to appropriate the right to act on behalf of the Belarusian people and adventures at the UN site.”