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Belarus not to introduce sanctions against Ukraine, - Lukashenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Particularly, Belarus not to restrict electricity supplies to Ukraine
20:40, 9 August 2021

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

President Alexander Lukashenko stated that Belarus does not plan to introduce economic sanctions against Ukraine as Pershiy Nezalezhniy reported.

“From our side, we are not going to introduce any sanctions against you (Ukraine). If we would like to bring you to your knees, let’s be honest, we would do it within 24 hours together with unloved by you President Putin. We would stop to supply fuel and lubricant materials to you and tomorrow you would carry away Zelensky and others on pitchforks,” he stated.

Related: Lukashenko warns Ukraine against attempting to resolve Donbas conflict by force

“Concerning the electricity. From tomorrow, tell us where to supply it. We have reserve capacity, especially in this period, not winter. We switch to the electricity en masse starting from the houses, electric cars; we build electrical houses,” Lukashenko added.

Earlier, Ukraine refused from the purchase of electricity from Astravets Nuclear Power Plant. According to Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė, the EU hopes that Ukraine would abandon dangerous suppliers and will move to the European trend of "green energy".

Related: U.S. introduces new sanctions against Belarus: List is published

The Energy Ministry of Belarus stated that Ukraine's refusal to import Belarusian electricity will not affect the operation of the Belarusian energy system; however, it creates certain risks primarily for Ukrainian electricity consumers.

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