MINSK, 21 December (BelTA) – The Investigative Committee is looking into the circumstances of the attack on Belarusian diplomats in London, BelTA learned from the Investigative Committee.
“According to the investigators, on the evening of 19 December this year three employees of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, citizens of Belarus, were attacked near the embassy building. The perpetrators acted aggressively and brazenly and made threats. One of the diplomats suffered bodily injuries, including a nasal fracture. According to the information received by the investigators, the attack was revenge for the diplomats' performance of their official duties,” the Investigative Committee said.
The Main Investigative Department of the central office of the Investigative Committee launched a criminal investigation under Article 366, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (violence against an official performing official duties). An investigation is underway. In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and operational services, the investigators are collecting evidence on the case. The video footage of the incident was attached to the materials of the criminal case.