EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell assures EU may introduce new sanctions against Belarus, in particular, due to the influx of illegal migrants. Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote it on his Twitter page.
EU foreign policy chief Borrell says that the EU is considering further restrive measures against #Belarus after today's discussion at the EU foreign affairs council— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) July 12, 2021
On the eve, Lithuania proposed to the European Union to introduce new sanctions against Belarus due to the intensification of the migration crisis on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border.
July 2, the Lithuanian government declared a state of emergency at the national level in connection with an increase in the flow of illegal migrants from Belarus. On July 7, Lithuanian PM Prime Ingrida Šimonytė announced that a country would build a wall with Belarus, worth more than 40 million.
EU has already introduced four packages of sanctions against Belarus due to the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk and the arrest of opposition blogger Raman Pratasevich. June 25, Russian Sofia Sapega and Belarusian opposition journalist Raman Pratasevich have been placed under house arrest