Belarus to cut staff at U.S. diplomatic mission over sanctions - ministry

by Reuters
Thursday, 3 June 2021 14:55 GMT

MOSCOW, June 3 (Reuters) - Belarus told the United States on Thursday it was reducing the permitted number of diplomatic and other staff at the U.S. diplomatic mission to Minsk and tightening visa procedures for U.S. citizens working there, the foreign ministry said.

In a statement on its website, the ministry said the move was a response to U.S. sanctions imposed on Belarus over a sweeping crackdown on the country's beleaguered opposition. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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