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Eleven employees of Belarusian embassy leave Ukraine
Protest outside the Belarusian embassy in Kyiv / Ukrinform
Eleven employees of the Belarusian embassy have left Ukraine, according to Ambassador Ihar Sokal. During the border crossing, Sokal's car was fully inspected.
"Suffice it to say that my car as that of an ambassador was fully inspected, unpacked, and even the inner lining elements were removed, personal belongings were inspected. We checked in on March 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the checkpoint. I left at 8 p.m., and our last employee left today at 9 a.m.," Sokal complained.
While crossing the border, Sokal was approached by a Ukrainian Border Guard Service representative. At the request of his supervisor - the head of the Ukrainian border service Serhiy Deineko - he tried to give the chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus Anatol Lappo 30 pieces of silver.
"As you know, thirty pieces of silver is payment for treason, for stabbing Ukraine in the back. I had the opportunity to give them to the head of the State Border Committee of Belarus, Lieutenant General Lappo A.P.," signed the video with this moment Serhiy Deineko.
"This is complete lawlessness under the guise of wartime laws," commented Sokal and called the situation "an unseemly act."
Historian and analyst Alyaksandr Fridman believes that the departure of Belarusian diplomats from Ukraine is an alarming signal. As a reminder, Russian diplomats left Ukraine on February 23. The next day, Russia attacked Ukraine.