"In coordination with the European External Action Service and Security Policy Service, as well as the EU member countries, we’ve made a joint decision to recall for consultations some of the ambassadors accredited to Belarus. I’d like to thank all EU partners for an unequivocal expression of solidarity with Poland and Lithuania," Rau said.
He did not specify which countries decided to recall their ambassadors from Minsk. At the same time, he stressed that the democratization of Belarus remains a priority, and the EU needs open communication channels with this country to support the protesters.
All attempts to stigmatize any EU member country will be met with a direct and reciprocal response.
At the same time, it has already become known that Lithuania has decided to recall its ambassador from Minsk for consultations.
As it was reported earlier, the EU deployed sanctions against Minsk so as to put pressure on Alexander Lukashenko.
Governments of the EU member countries agreed to freeze assets and introduce travel bans for some 40 officials.
The EU does not recognize elections in Belarus, where Alexander Lukashenko allegedly won the race. Brussels condemns the violence applied to peaceful protesters, and their arrests. The restrictions will be applied against those responsible for the brutal treatment of protesters who claimed that the election was rigged.
Later,the Belarusian side introduced a reciprocal sanctions list. Russia decided to impose the same sanctions against the EU countries as Belarus.