Belarusian president Lukashenko dismissed white ambassador to Slovakia

Belarusian president Lukashenko signed an order to remove Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia, leshania, who was the first leader of the Belarusian diplomatic mission to openly support the protestors, according to the Russian news agency. In a video speech uploaded to on August 15, he expressed his support for the protestors who took to the streets to carry out peaceful demonstrations. He handed in his resignation on August 19 and was later received by Slovak Prime Minister matovic.