The Ambassadors of the European Union could not agree on the sanctions against Belarus for the dispersal of the protesters and falsification of the elections of the president, as Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak reported on Twitter.
The ambassadors will return to the issue of the anti-Belarusian sanctions on September 18.
“still no final green light on EU sanctions on #Belarus after EU ambassadors discussed the issue. they might revert to it on Fri but no unlikely that there will be agreement before the EU foreign affairs council on 21 Sep,” he reported.
still no final green light on EU sanctions on #Belarus after EU ambassadors discussed the issue. they might revert to it on Fri but no unlikely that there will be agreement before the EU foreign affairs council on 21 Sep— Rikard Jozwiak (@RikardJozwiak) September 16, 2020
As we reported, the EU countries agreed to impose sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials; however, there is no consensus toward Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko.
The opponents of the introduction of the sanctions against Lukashenko explain their position by the necessity to keep the communication channels with Belarus open.
On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.
On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.