Belarusian side did not expel the Swedish ambassador. A decision was taken not to renew his accreditation.
Mr. Stefan Eriksson worked in Minsk for about 7 years. This is a long term. During all this time his activities were aimed not at the strengthening of relations between Belarus and Sweden, but on their erosion.
The decision taken lays exclusively in the sphere of bilateral relations.
We are ready to make efforts to maintain the constructive nature of our relations. At the same time if the Swedish side will seek to aggravate the situation we will be forced to react adequately.