After expelling two Belarusian diplomats, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he was asked to return home in retaliation. The decision was announced by the British Foreign Office on Tuesday, calling for the Belarus ambassador to Belarus. This information came from the report of the British Media Guardian.
The United Kingdom has reacted sharply to anti-government protests in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday. Belarus on Monday expelled two diplomats, including a British defense attache, in Minsk.
In retaliation, two Belarusian diplomats were expelled. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rabb said that two Belarussian Embassy officials were asked to return to the country according to diplomatic etiquette as two British diplomats were returned despite performing their official duties.
The United Kingdom has imposed sanctions on a number of top Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, following a disputed election in August. Opposition groups called for a by-election in Belarus on Friday, with hundreds of protesters removed from the truck. The United Kingdom has opposed the use of force or banning the protesters.