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Newsline: Belarus’s Ambassador Offered ’30 Pieces Of Silver’ As He Left Ukraine

Belarus has withdrawn all of its diplomats from Ukraine. When Ambassador Ihar Sokol was leaving, a Ukrainian border officer tried to hand him “30 pieces of silver” — a reference to the biblical story of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. (https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-belarus-ambassador-incident/31762016.html) Russian troops who were deployed in Belarus for military exercises joined the invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.

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