NATO will limit access of the Belarusian mission to its headquarters

2 weeks ago

This decision was taken after the incident with the Ryanaire aircraft.

The staff of Belarus’ diplomatic mission to NATO will have limited access to the alliance’s headquarters following the incident with the plane, which was forced to land in Minsk, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday.

“We have decided to restrict access of Belarusian personnel to NATO headquarters,” Stoltenberg said at a news conference, without going into detail. NATO and Belarus have had relations since 1992 and Belarus has had a diplomatic mission to the alliance since April 1998.

When asked about new military formations and units that Russia plans to deploy near the alliance’s borders, Stoltenberg said that NATO will continue dialogue with Moscow and train troops for defensive purposes.