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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses a strong protest over a breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations by Belarusian officials

Created: 2021.06.04 / Updated: 2021.06.04 21:08

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses a strong protest over an unprecedented incident. Today, a diplomatic vehicle has been illegally stopped at the state border with Belarus and turned back to Lithuania.

At the Medininkai border crossing point, Belarusian officials demanded that diplomatic seals be removed and the car opened. When Lithuanian diplomatic couriers refused, they were forced to turn back to Lithuania.

“Belarusian officials have hindered the passage of our diplomatic couriers, which is a grave breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Belarus has once again demonstrated that this country undermines all the rules of civilization. There is a raging dictator in the centre of Europe," said the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis.  

Today, a representative of the Embassy of Belarus has been urgently summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and handed in a protest note over the hindering of the passage of the diplomatic couriers at the Lithuanian-Belarusian state border.

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