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MINSK (Sputnik) – The US embassy in Belarus had to further reduce its staff at Minsk’s request, the diplomatic mission said.
“More US diplomats had to leave #Belarus today due to the regime’s unfortunate decision to limit engagement and dialogue. Whether in Minsk or elsewhere, US diplomats will continue to support the democratic aspirations of the people Belarusian. #StandwithBelarus, “the embassy tweeted.
Earlier in August, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry proposed that the United States reduce the number of its embassies to five people by September 1.
On August 10, Belarus suspended negotiations on all new joint projects and programs with the United States government until confidence was restored between the two countries.
In August, the United States targeted the country’s National Olympic Committee as well as entities in the tobacco, construction and energy sectors in its latest round of sanctions against Minsk.