German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that in the absence of a reaction from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the EU could introduce new sanctions. He stated this in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.
"We in the EU do not recognize the results of the elections and made a decision on sanctions. Now we are implementing them. If Lukashenko does not react, there will be new sanctions," Maas said.
Earlier Lukashenko stated to Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin that the Belarusian special services intercepted the talk of Berlin and Warsaw about the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
According to him, the military intelligence intercepted the talk before the speech of German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the poisoning of Navalny.
“It is our understanding that Warsaw talks with Berlin. Two subscribers are in touch. We intercepted the interesting talk, which I will give you to read; we will prepare it and send it to FSB. They clearly say that is a falsification. No poisoning of Navalny took place,” Lukashenko said.