MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarus has banned approximately 300 officials from the three Baltic countries from entering in response to sanctions, state agency Belta reported, citing the country's Foreign Ministry.
The official ban will affect 100 officials from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
The Baltic states have banned about a hundred Belarusian officials from entering their territory, who, according to Western politicians, are guilty of falsifying the results of the presidential elections and brutally suppressing protests.
“Starting today, as promised, we are also introducing reciprocal symmetric restrictive measures for each of these countries,” said the press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier Minsk also threatened the Baltic states with economic sanctions.
On Tuesday, Lukashenka's rival in the elections, Svetana Tikhanovskaya met in Vilnius with French President Emanuel Macron.
(Andrey Makhovsky. Edited by Anastasia Lyrchikova)