Ukraine has backed the European Union's sanctions on Belarus, which have been extended for one year. This was reported in a statement by Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative, regarding the third-countries’ support for EU's sanctions against Belarus, the text of the document was published on the European Council's website.
The restrictions were introduced back in 2004 and are prolonged every year. The sanctions apply to the full embargo on the sale of weapons and equipment that can be used by Belarus for repression.
In addition, the restrictions apply to individual officials charged with the 1999-2000 series of abductions and murders.
“On 17 February 2020, the Council adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/214 amending Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP. The Council Decision prolongs the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2021. The Candidate Countries Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Albania, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this decision,” the text of the statement reads.
As we reported earlier, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister stated that Ukraine would not relax or ease sanctions against Russia due to the spread of COVID-19.