The Belarusian authorities denied entry to the Polish politician, MEP Robert Bedron, who arrived in the country in connection with the situation after the elections. The press secretary of the Belarusian State Border Committee Anton Bychkovsky informed the European parliamentarian about the ban on entry, Radio Liberty Belarus reports.
"The authorities that have made a decision to refuse entry are not obliged to report the reasons for such a decision," Bychkovsky explained.
The head of the European Parliament delegation on relations with Belarus Bedron and the European Parliament rapporteur on Belarus Petras Astravichius planned to visit Belarus on August 14-16. They intended to assess the situation after the elections, to meet with detainees, government officials and non-governmental organizations.
As we reported before, the EU aims to impose new sanctions against Belarusian officials responsible for the brutal crackdown in the ex-Soviet state, as Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters on August 14. He slammed the post-electoral unrest as "completely unacceptable”.