Morrison, James, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Belarus said yesterday that the United States overreacted to plans for the relocation of the U.S. ambassador but also apologized for mishandling the announcement of a massive project to replace aging utilities in a diplomatic neighborhood outside the capital, Minsk.
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko intervened at the last minute Tuesday and ordered a week's delay from yesterday's deadline for Ambassador Daniel Speckhard and 21 other ambassadors to vacate their official residences in a suburb called Drozdy, a leafy complex of mansions once occupied by top Soviet officials.
His action averted a planned diplomatic walkout by the …
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Publication information: Article title: Embassy Row. Contributors: Morrison, James - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 11, 1998. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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