The message says that it was decided to impose financial sanctions and a ban on entry to Switzerland and transit through this country for 15 people, including Lukashenko. The authorities emphasize that in this way Switzerland joins the decisions adopted by the European Union (EU ) on November 6.
It is also noted that the persons against whom the sanctions were imposed “are allegedly responsible for the acts of violence and arrests committed after the presidential elections in the republic.”
In addition to Alexander Lukashenko, his eldest son Viktor and 13 other people were on the list, including head of the presidential administration Igor Sergienko, head of the KGB Ivan Tertel, President’s Press Secretary Natalia Eismont.
Also, the federal council decided to include in the resolution on the listed sanctions the introduction of an embargo on weapons that can be used for internal repression.
Switzerland expressed concern about the tense situation in the republic and called for dialogue between the government and civil society.
As we reported earlier, Belarusian citizens abroad, who support the opposition and the protest movement in their homeland, have announced the creation of "people's embassies" around the world.
According to the information on the website, "people's embassies and consulates" have already been established in countries such as: Brazil; United Kingdom; Germany; Ireland; Lithuania; Spain; Slovenia; Finland; France; Ukraine; Sweden; South Korea.