The Estonian Foreign Ministry refused to send an ambassador to Belarus due to Lukashenka’s victory in 2020

Kremlin Pool/Global Look Press
Kremlin Pool/Global Look Press

The Estonian authorities did not send their ambassador to Minsk because of the presidential elections in Belarus in 2020, during which the incumbent leader of the republic Alexander Lukashenko won, said the head of the Estonian Foreign Ministry Urmas Reinsalu, reports ERR.

According to the diplomat, the Estonian side does not recognize the legitimacy of the past electoral process, so only a temporary chargé d’affaires of the country remains in Belarus.

“The dispatch of an ambassador would mean the presentation of credentials to Lukashenka, whom the Republic of Estonia does not recognize as the legitimate president, and therefore our level of diplomatic communication remains at the level of charge d’affaires,” the minister said.

Earlier it was reported that Estonia will close the border for Russians with Schengen visas issued in this country.

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