The Foreign Ministry of Belarus recalled the earlier issued agreement on the appointment of Julie D. Fisher as the U.S. Ambassador in Belarus. The proper decision was made in the response to the new American sanctions introduced on August 9 as the ministry reported.
“Insolent and blatantly hostile actions of the American side a well as the acts of its particular representatives falling outside the diplomacy and professionalism that ruined the progress of predecessor and forced us to recall earlier issued agreement of the Republic of Belarus for appointment of Julie D. Fisher as U.S. Ambassador in our country,” the message says.
Besides, the Foreign Ministry noted that the American side is offered to reduce the staff of its embassy in Minsk up to five people until September 1.
“We also already objectively see no sense in presence in Belarus of such significant staff of the American diplomatic mission. It is unclear what they will do amid such a situation,” the ministry added.
As we reported, President of U.S. Joe Biden has signed the law on the introduction of new sanctions against Belarus on August 9. The White House noted that the U.S. Department of the Treasury issues its largest round of sanctions to date against Belarusian individuals and entities.