Estonia will not appoint an ambassador to Belarus, as it would represent “a silent recognition of Alexander Lukashenko’s presidency.” Estonia does not consider Alexander Lukashenko to be a legitimate head of state, which means that the ambassador who presents him the credentials would damage this position.

An alternative for the embassy could be the appointment of a chargé d’affaires, or keeping the ambassador working from Tallinn and therefore not presenting credentials, or continuing the work of the embassy with fewer employees and without new appointments.