Honorary Consul of Belarus in Lviv resigns
The Honorary Consul of Belarus in Lviv Igor Drotsiak resigned in protest against Belarus’ participation in the Russian aggression. Drotsiak personally confirmed his resignation to Radio Svaboda.
Igor Drotsiak was an Honorary Consul for more than 10 years. Honorary consuls are not in the diplomatic service but facilitate the development of relations between countries. Thanks to Drotsiak, a Belarusian educational and cultural center with a national school, library, newspaper, and legal defense department was opened in Lviv. After the start of Russian aggression in 2014, Drotsiak supported the initiative to create a negotiating platform between Russia and Ukraine to settle the conflict in Donbas.