From the resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus:
The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus resolves: to close the General Consulate of the Republic of Belarus in Odessa (Ukraine) until February 23 February 2018.
Meanwhile, it is known about the increasing turnover of the diplomatic scandal between Minsk and Kiev. Thus, last fall, Minsk declared Igor Skvortsov, Counselor at the Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus, persona non grata. The Committee of State Security of Belarus noted that Skvortsov coordinated the actions of the Ukrainian agent network in the republic. In particular, this network included Pavel Sharoiko, who worked in Belarus as a journalist. He was detained by the Belarusian special services, finding out that he was directly involved in the intelligence of Ukraine.
In response, Kiev expelled a Belarusian diplomat of the same rank from the country. In Minsk, the expulsion declared unfounded.