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EU should expand economic sanctions against Belarus, - Borrell

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Union's top diplomat has suggested further sanctions could be on the table after Lithuanian officials urged the bloc to slap a new round of punitive measures on Belarus and its president
09:43, 13 July 2021

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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.

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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.

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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

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