In solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, Romania recalls its ambassador to Belarus for consultations, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
“Belarus must understand that the use of diplomatic pressure against EU (European Union) member states will not facilitate dialogue and will not yield positive results,” Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Auresku said on Twitter.
Lithuania and Poland on Tuesday recalled their ambassadors to Belarus for consultations at Minsk’s request that these countries reduce their diplomatic presence in Belarus.
In solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Latvia have also recalled their ambassadors to Belarus this week.
Romanian Ambassador Viorel Mosanu was one of the diplomats who went to the home of Nobel Laureate in Literature Svetlana Alexeyevich in September to show her support for her and prevent her potential detention.
The 72-year-old writer is a member of the Coordinating Council set up by the Belarusian opposition.
Romania has also pledged € 100,000 to civic aid groups and independent media in Belarus.