The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree to remove the country’s ambassador to Slovakia, Igor Leshchenia, who would have supported the protests against the re-election of the president.
On August 15, Leshchenia openly supported the protests against alleged electoral fraud in the re-election of Lukashenko in the August 9 elections. He then resigned from his resignation and announced his intention to return to Belarus.
In a second video, Leshchenia calls on the authorities to investigate the alleged cases of torture and attacks against protesters, according to the Belarusian news portal tut.by.
After the official examination of the presidential elections on August 9, Lukashenko received 80.1 percent of the vote, followed by Svetlana Tijanovskaya with 10.12 percent of the support. The other three candidates collectively collected a little more than 4 percent.