MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Belarus Christina Johannesson was summoned to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 11 July, BelTA learned from the ministry's press service.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs filed a protest with the ambassador because employees of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Minsk had been sheltering and had helped the Belarusian citizens Vitaly Kuznechik and Vladislav Kuznechik secretly flee the country. In Belarus the Kuznechiks stand accused of committing universally recognized socially dangerous acts punishable under criminal laws, the ministry said.
The Swedish ambassador was given the relevant note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
“In view of the unfriendly steps by the official Stockholm, the head of the Swedish embassy was notified of the measures taken by Belarus in respect to the embassy and its employees,” the ministry added.