Minsk issues protest note in Prague against expulsion of football chief Bazanov – world

MINSK, December 1. / TASS /. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday sent a protest note to the Czech Republic over the expulsion of Vladimir Bazanov, the president of the Belarusian Football Federation (BFF), a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told TASS. Belarusian Foreign Affairs.

Bazanov and his wife were arrested Tuesday by Czech police for breaking pandemic rules regarding crossing state borders.

Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz told TASS that a Minsk official summoned a high-ranking Czech representative to Belarus on Wednesday and handed him a protest note over the Nov. 30 incident involving Vladimir Bazanov.

A senior source in the Czech police force told TASS earlier today that Bazanov and his wife had been deported.

Czech Republic-based online news agency Denik N reported on November 30 that Bazanov and his wife were being held in the Moravian-Silesian region in the northeast of the country because they had no official permit to enter the country.

The Czech Republic-based news agency reported that Bazanov and his wife “arrived in the Czech Republic to watch a match between the Belarusian and Czech women’s teams without permission to enter the country.”

Berta D. Wells