Speaker of parliament Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz assessed the state of Polish-Belarusian relations as bad.
In a letter addressed to his Belarusian opposite number Cimoszewicz voiced deep concern over their further deterioration by the latest decision of authorities in Minsk asking Polish diplomat Marek Bucko to leave Belarus.
The House speaker linked the move to the campaign launched against the newly elected board of the Association of Poles in Belarus, which contrary to its predecessors did not intend to tow the line of the Lukashenko regime.
Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz expressed contempt for this kind of persecution and said he considers the reactions signalled by the Polish foreign ministry as fully justified under the circumstances.
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