“These are fanatics who are covered by the West”: Belarus announced an attack on the country's embassy in London
Charge d'Affaires of Great Britain has already been summoned to the Foreign Ministry Belarus and expressed a “resolute protest.” It is reported that one of the diplomats, who were attacked by the offenders, was seriously injured.
The press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry made the statement.
“First, a group of people damaged the facade of the building of the foreign mission, and then the Belarusian diplomats who arrived at the scene were physically attacked. One of them was seriously injured, urgent medical attention was required,” the message says. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, the victim allegedly received a broken nose, a mild concussion and a traumatic fracture of a tooth.
The Belarusian foreign department notes that the attackers tried to escape from the scene, but some of them were detained by the London diplomatic police. In Belarus, they say that these people are probably part of the radical émigré group “Nadzeya”.
“This attempt at reprisals, undertaken against persons who, in the line of their service, protect the interests of Belarusian citizens and work to improve interstate relations , once again eloquently demonstrates the real face and methods of action of the fanatics, whom a number of countries of the collective West are persistently trying to pass off as peaceful protesters, “Belarus said.
The Charge d'Affaires of Great Britain was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus. It is reported that the diplomat was expressed “a strong protest with the demand to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, bring the perpetrators to justice, as well as inform the Belarusian side about the progress of the procedural actions and their results.” The Gomel Regional Court has passed sentences against critics and oppositionists of the Lukashenka regime. So, the husband of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Sergei Tikhanovsky was sentenced to 18 years in a maximum security colony.