Lukashenko will set aside mid from - for OuzelsLukashenko will pay for scandal in “ Ouzels “
Lukashenko will set aside mid from - for Ouzels
President Lukashenko who in the end of last week has taken part in the international economic forum in Switzerland, has returned to the capital left ambassadors more than ten states. And the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belarus Ivan Antonovich, having given battle to foreign diplomats and having forced them to leave republic, has left with official visit to China. In Minsk say about its possible resignation.
In the end of the past week the Russian ambassador in Belarus Valery Loshchinin has sealed up the residence in “ Ouzels “: there in connection with major repairs have disconnected water, light and phone. The ambassador had to move to city apartment. However, apparently, he has left residence in “ Ouzels “ not for ever: under the agreement between Russia and Belarus from 1997 it is the Russian property. After unequal struggle for a living space Loshchinin took a short time - a miss and has gone to have a rest in “ Barvikha “ intending to return to Minsk already in the end of current week.
and here date of returning of ambassadors of five EU countries, and also the USA, Turkey, Japan, Bulgaria, Poland and Lithuania remains in doubt. The governments of the majority of these countries have regarded actions of Minsk as infringement of the Viennese convention on the diplomatic intercourses. Also have asked ambassadors of Belarus to go home to inform of the management thought on inadmissibility of so rough reference with foreign diplomats. Eviction of ambassadors from a complex “ Ouzels “ and the unwillingness to find a reasonable way out from the created position has turned back the international isolation for Belarus.
apparently, Lukashenko is lost and does not know what to undertake. Last week after a meeting with the executive secretary of the CIS Boris Berezovsky he has let know that has not been informed on a situation: ambassadors supposedly could come simply to it on reception, and all problems would be solved. But already next day has declared that foreign representatives can come back to Belarus only from its personal consent. Besides, Lukashenko “ still intend to find out, who has allowed to undertake similar demarches to representatives of those states who consider itself superdemocratic “.
However, having arrived on the international economic forum to the Crane - Montana, the Belarus president has tempered justice with mercy again and has informed that ambassadors can return, when will want. Probably, Lukashenko hoped that with the peaceful disposition will soften criticism in the address. But at the Swiss forum to it so got that once it at all has not sustained and, having thrown on a table ear-phones, left a hall. In a lobby the president has noticed that its visit to Switzerland “ it is badly prepared “. Observers have seen in it a sign of possible resignation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Ivan Antonovicha. When the president diligently supports image of the rigid politician, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should show weight of courtesy to compensate rigidity of the cartridge. Antonovichu it was not possible.
LEONID - GANKIN