EU suspends sanctions against Lukashenko for 4 months
10:46, 13 October 2015

EU suspends sanctions against Lukashenko for 4 months

More than 100 Belarus officials will also enjoy the sanctional "pause"

10:46, 13 October 2015


By the end of the month European Union should take a decision to revoke the sanctions against Belarus President Lukashenko and more than a hundred Belarusian officials. It was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Antanas Linkevičius, DELFI.

"We have not received any messages that would have complicated the situation. We have to get official reports and then everything will go according to procedures. If everything goes smoothly, until the end of the month, this decision must be made," noted Linkevičius. He said that the sanctions could be suspended for four months, "barring anything unexpected."

As was reported yesterday, presidential elections in Belarus took place on Sunday. It resulted into fifth in a raw win of Alexander Lukashenko, who had gained 83.5% of the vote. The voters turnout in the presidential elections was 86.75%. International observers said that during the elections there were significant problems, especially during the vote count.
Lukashenko's inauguration will take place no later than 11 December. 

Opposition leaders, Mikalai Statkevich, Anatol Lyabedzka, Uladzimir Nyaklyayew, during a joint press conference in Minsk, October 11 evening, urged the international community not to recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus.

Related: Record of president Lukashenko: 83.49% (preliminary results)

Related: Lukashenko: Belarus to dissociate itself by wall from Ukraine

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