The Belarus general consulate in New York announced on Monday it will suspend its operations starting October 21 following the according demand to do so from the United States authorities.
« We inform you that at the request of the American side, the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in New York will cease its operations on October 21, 2021, » the official statement read.
The announcement comes at a time of tensions between the two states after Washington issued « largest sanctions to date » on Belarus individuals and businesses due to an « ongoing assault against the democratic aspirations and human rights of the Belarusian people. »
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