EU agrees to impose sanctions against Lukashenko if situation in Belarus not improved

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the EU imposed sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials
19:30, 12 October 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

The countries of the European Union agreed to impose sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and officials of his regime if the situation in Belarus does not improve as the Council of the EU reported.

“The Council strongly condemns the violence employed by the Belarusian authorities against peaceful protesters, and calls for the release of all arbitrarily detained persons, including political prisoners…State the EU's readiness to take further restrictive measures against entities and high-ranking officials, including Aleksandr Lukashenko,” the message said.

Related: Lukashenko talks with Belarusian oppositionists in the KGB detention center

As we reported, after weeks of discussions, EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus over controversial election results and the crackdown on protests in that country.

The sanctions against Belarus concern those involved in the falsification of the presidential election results and the brutal suppression of peaceful demonstrations after the August 9 elections.

Related: Lukashenko threatens Lithuania, Latvia with stop of cargo transit through Belarus

Besides, a number of EU countries decided to recall their ambassadors from Belarus for consultations

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