icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
3 May, 2008 07:26

Going home: ten U.S. diplomats expelled from Belarus

Staff members of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk have left Belarus after being declared persona non grata. According to reports, the list includes the names of five diplomats and five marines protecting the compound.

The U.S. has put off its decision whether to close the Belarus Embassy in Washington.
The State Department says it's still considering how to respond to the expulsions.

Minsk took the decision as Washington had failed to cut the size of its embassy staff following an official request.