Belarus Expels Latvian Ambassador, Diplomatic Staff Over Flag Fiasco

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Belarus Expels Latvian Ambassador, Diplomatic Staff Over Flag Fiasco

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On May 24th, Belarus expelled all Latvian diplomats and staff, including the ambassador, from the country.

This took place in response to actions of Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Martins Stakis, the mayor of Riga. They replaced the Belarusian state flag with a historical Belarusian red and white flag – currently the symbol of the Belarus opposition – in the center of the Latvian capital, which is hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Minsk had originally been supposed to co-host the tournament with Riga but was stripped of the right to do so because of political unrest following a contested presidential election last August and the coronavirus pandemic.

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said Riga’s move amounted to “practically an act of international vandalism” and called on Latvia to apologize and return his country’s green, red and white flag to its original place.

“For us, such actions directed against a sovereign state and nation are absolutely unacceptable,” the Belta news agency quoted Makei as saying. “We cannot leave such provocative actions unanswered.”

Makei said Belarus was allowing only one Latvian administrative and technical staff member to remain in order to look after the embassy building.

In response, Latvia did the same and expelled all Belarusian diplomatic staff and the ambassador.

The change of flags came as Belarus came under fire from European leaders for allegedly forcing a Ryanair civil aircraft flying from Greece to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, to land in Minsk.

Belarusian officials then arrested a blogger, journalist and opposition activist Roman Pratasevich, who was on board. He is one of the two main figures of the Nexta opposition channel, a network entirely ran from Poland.

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels decided for Belarusian airlines to be banned from the 27-nation bloc’s airspace and urged EU-based carriers to avoid flying over the former Soviet republic, according to a joint statement.

They also agreed to widen the list of Belarusian individuals they already sanction and called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to urgently investigate Belarus forcing a Ryanair plane to land in Minsk on a Greece-Lithuania flight.

Britain said it was instructing British airlines to cease flights over Belarus and that it would suspend the air permit for Belarus’s national carrier, Belavia, with immediate effect. KLM, the Dutch arm of carrier Air France KLM, will temporarily halt flights.

Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, one of the largest Japanese air companies All Nippon Airways, ad others suspended flights over Belarus or will avoid flying over the country’s territory.

Ukraine cancelled all flights to and from Belarus, and will not use air routes over its territory. Lithuania banned the use of the country’s airports for flights over Belarus.

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None of you

They hijacked a international plane .
They are worse than Iranian Government.
Sanctions are comming. This is just the beginning.
North Stream 2 will be next on the Sanction list.
That filthy President it will be his last day’s in power soon.
In 10 days from now a mass protest will take place in Belarus and the communist party will be destroyed.
A devastating blow to airlines companies I Belarus. They will not be able to fly almost nowhere in the world apart from Comunist countries.
Amazing news. Well done UK EU AMERICA

yuri

CIA feeds you too much LSD—multiple rehab needed

Phil

Have you talked with refugees from Belarus?

yuri

there are no “refugees”—CIA language

john wooh

Yuri he means the Soyboys/Femboys and the LGBT Feminists which have a geopolitical understanding of a 3year old.

JIMI JAMES

Ignore the pussy,it still can’t accept cccp crushed the nazi fascist regime.

JIMI JAMES

Have you talked to the legitimate elected leader of belarus?fk no! harden the fk up traitors!

Jens Homo

Have you talked with Christian and Shia refugees from Syria – forced to leave due to the decade long US/NATO/Gulf sponsored Muslim Brotherhood/Sunni/Islamist uprising and war against the sectarian Syrian state? They are real refugees, fleeing from sectarian violence, kidnappings and property theft – all enacted by US/NATO/Gulf sponsored and armed extremist militants. Silly troll.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jens Homo
MrX

What “refugees”, a few CIA owned terrorists and criminals. If protestors in Washington DC were “domestic terrorists” than these scum are 10x worse.

Lone Ranger

Have you?
How much did they get paid by papa soreass and the CIA?

concrete mike

Ohhh the humanity!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHGGGGGGGGG.

Your crying like a baby.

Why would the world give a crap about some smelly nerd. We dont, only you lame anglophiles do.

Your story would be more beleivable had said nerd’s friends not complained about his ARREST BEFORE the plane even landed.

Gobble gobble gobble, clucking for the new world order.

Oh and christmas in Theran too eh? You forgot that one dipshit!

King Decebalus

Thats why they love each other:Russia and Iran:TRANSGENDER CLUB
Shameless Zakharova even declared that Belarus prepared not only to present all the necessary materials, but also to accept international specialists, and to cooperate under the principles of openness and transparency.

Toro Hayada

LoL..Hamas denies involvement in the Belarusian hijacking and kidnapping, disassociating itself from the terrorist regime. “These are not our methods, some suspicious parties are doing this to demonise Hamas.”

yuri

amerikan LGBT transgender failed in rehab —maybe CIA will help you

JIMI JAMES

king nothing,you know not,but obviously you live in the tranny world,with your soros/lgbtqrx,fkhead

AM Hants

Why are 77th Squadron and General Harding’s Porn Squad so obsessed with transgenders and sexuality? Can’t they argue using facts?

america = gay

King DeceAnus, you, your daddy and his black boyfriend: TRANSGENDER CLUB.

Last edited 3 months ago by america = gay
john wooh

Romania a German/American colony, ur women are prostitutes in whole europe, ur men work as dhl packet driver, western europeans see u as subhuman or gypsies.

In Europe there is only democracy for the global corporate mafia and its “settlers” from the whole 3rd 4th world, every year 1-3million new citizen which nobody wants in europe, destroying our labour, destroying our culture, destroying our socialsystem.

Ask the small businesses or normal workers how they feel in western, central europe after this dictate from WHO(pharmamafia).
Ask the normal citizen of europe if they want their soldiers to be in Iraq, Mali, Syria or Afghanistan.

Ask the Catalans or Scots about democracy, ask them why germany’s/france’s/italy’s only opposition parties are doomed by press, ask why every news-channel is showing us the same shit and even same text.

Ask who voted for the criminal von der Leyen or the EU-Kommission nobody,
ask your self why every politician in west/central europe is guarded by at least 30guards, they are scared of the people.

If you want i can share here 100’s of videos how french/german… police beats the shit out off normal peacefull citizen.

JIMI JAMES

Everything you say homosexual bot,will turn out the opposite,you allready are destroyed ,loser bums!
This is just the start of your evilution,god will punish the liars,fakes and pretenders,just wait n see!

Jens Homo

Few years back the US government hijacked an international diplomatic flight that left from Moscow to South America – looking for Edward Snowden who wasn’t on-board – it was forced to land in Vienna – so what is the difference??!! Spare us your moralizing bullsh^t – there is ABSOLUTELY no difference,

Lone Ranger

You weren’t that upset when the U.S. did the same in 2013.
In fact it was worse because that was the Presidential plane of Bolivia with diplomatic immunity.

Last edited 3 months ago by Lone Ranger
AM Hants

Did you complain when NATO did the same to the Bolivian President’s plane, when they were looking for Edward Snowden?

Did you complain when the UK placed Julian Assange in a prison under solitary confinement conditions and what was his crime?

If you wish to be involved in the planned assassination of a President and a coup d’etat, funded and organised by the same crowd, then do not cry when they come for you.

Ray Douglas

Fuck off you NATO lacky. You don’t have the wit of a dormouse.

Abraham Lincoln

How about the USSA shooting down an Iranian Airliner? How about the entire EU and USSA forcing the Bolivian presidents plane to land in Austria looking for Edward Snowden????

The Empire set the precedent, so everyone will do it now.

How about the UK keeping reporter Julian Assange in jail for reporting news????

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/bolivian-presidents-plane-forced-to-land-in-austria-in-hunt-for-snowden/2013/07/03/c281c2f4-e3eb-11e2-a11e-c2ea876a8f30_story.html

yuri

American’t colony, Latvia= a depopulated irrelevancy

Phil

Latvia is doing better than Belarus…which is basically a puppet of Putin. No one puppets Latvia, not worth it.

yuri

Latvia=depopulated fake economy —your definition of better derives from CIA

JIMI JAMES

Go back to your mask,you undepowered,unmanned wasted piece of land,with ye feminazis!
Belarus drwarfs you three hato stooges combined,nuff said,I am proper educated you are not!

MrX

Latvia is not a puppet, it’s a worm. And so are you.

Jens Massive

Latvia – small Baltic mini-state, historically always in a vassal role – it’s about as significant to broader international relations arena as, say, Mauritania.

Lone Ranger

In disney movies they sure do…

yo666

does latvia have air force? or is nato support them with planes from other members?

Comwell

No surprise,Latvia is infested with Nazis.

yo666

you nailed it!

SOUTHFRONT IS PROPAGANDA

One more reason why Belarus is a shit hole and why communist Lukashenko and his crew needs bullets to the head.

JIMI JAMES

You need your front teeth smashed out,i can do for you fast facial reconstruction,fekn slow coward!
You and you homosexual fkbuddy nabbed need the bullets on you knee caps,there you go salvation!

SOUTHFRONT IS PROPAGANDA

Bitch boy you couldn’t even come close to me. Meet my glock 19.

yuri

feminized amerikan coward need gun to protect herself from transgender boyfriend

eat shit and die

Sick degenerate, you need a rusty blade right through your empty skull – the best way to shut your shithole-mouth permanently instead of polluting this site with your moronic crap every day.

Jens at the Helm

All media is propaganda – grow up. Go back to CNN and worshiping crooked Hilary and creepy Joe.

yuri

bullet to your head would improve your intelligence. if you cannot afford lobotomy in your backward nation with no universal health care bullet good substitute
Rwanda has universal health care; witch doctor can cure your stupidity

JIMI JAMES

Fk it off and bring in better people who can deal in trades,no more messing about with eu dildos!

mikael

Yup, just another episode of how to spinn something out of nothing, clapp, clapp, clapp.

Not that I care that much about Lukyshenko, but the script is beginning to be old and worn out and some people, dont compare them to the Units/HasbaRats/etc, they will never do anything else than what they are payed to do, divert, provoce and lie.

So, I wounder, was this rerouting ordered on an request coming from the flight captain, since He? was told thru comunication, again with whom, that there was an bomb on board the plane, and then redirected the plane to Kiev.

Then comes the second part, some claim, yeah, that this bomb scare/threat was done by Hamas, yup, if their idiot propaganda is capable to expose them selfs, that is how you do it, but then again, in an western world where using ones brain have become and extings eh…. activity, yeah….so…2000, right.
Better in this new miillenium where emotions rule, facts and shit like that cant, because somebody will always be offended, if you indeed are that stupid that you belive this, I have some bridges to sell you, hell I even give you one for free if you buy 2.

Third, I think the entire issue was to create another NavelGny, another uh….. Guiweirdo, an sort of estern focal point of eh….. democrasy, yeah, even claims everything will be better, just give them power.
In an sense this was perfectly exsecuted False Flagg.
One gave to give them that, and then comes the real deal, to keep that alive and kicking they need stupid bitches and morons like Lithuanians, they are even to stupid to realise that some of us arent in this because of Putin, whom I consider to be an backstabbing Jooo Bitch, and above all, an lying bastard along with the rest of the Russian Gov/Duma, but the truth is, why this and why now, and the answer to that, because the Lithuanians are indeed bloody morons, was to do something about BRI.

Hehehe.
Yup, castrating them self in real time, not brave enoug to be honest, to work for their own nation and people but like the NorDick nations, become an pack of sniveling idiots, corrupted to their core, sold their own soul to the empire and threw their own nations future down the drain.
The worst thing is, despite the obvious idiots in Riga, I have symphatys with the Lithuanian people, blind leading the blind, what could possibly go wrong.
One thing is the NS2, bitches, what happens when the pipe line into Brussels/EU runs dry, huh, have you idiots even thought that far into your own future, have you, you have to go a tiny bit further than just the nose.

peace

Ivanus59

Roman Pratasevich is a neo-nazi scumbag and works as a mercenary for the US/EU imperialists! He should be tried and if found guilty he should receive the maximum possible punishment for his crimes against Belarus! Hopefully that being a death sentence.
The “outrage” coming from EU fascists is also laughable since they themselves never really cared for any international laws, ONLY if it suited them!

Last edited 3 months ago by Ivanus59
Christian

EU Eunuchs did nothing when Israel destroyed half of Gaza but they are concerned with some criminal from Belarus? “journalist”? How about Assange, no?

Lone Ranger

Baltic nazis always licking boots first that of adolf and the waffen ss now that of CIA.
Belarus made the right decision.
Kick those neonazi bootlickers out for good
Hurra.

Ostsee

Russia should have sent these puny nazi bitches into the Baltic see long time ago, back in 40s and 50s. China settled their people in Tibet and problem solved.

The Truth

” historical Belarusian red and white flag – currently the symbol of the Belarus opposition”
???
SF stop repeating ridiculous lies from western media, what historical flag??? Belarus never existed as a country, there was some german vassal territory created in 1917. and nothing else.

Opposition? They are not “opposition”, they are bandits, criminals, mercs and traitors.

Lance Ripplinger

What a bunch of hypocrites. What about in 2013 when the plane of the Bolivian president was forcefully landed, when the U.S. claimed Edward Snowden could have been on the plane?