Ukraine plans to join sanctions against Belarus, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, EU countries agreed to freeze assets and impose a travel ban for about 40 Belarusian officials
19:22, 3 October 2020

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine plans to join the EU sanctions against Belarus. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced this in an interview with BBC News Ukraine.

"I want to look at the final legal decision on who is on this list. But yes, we are determined to join these sanctions, because here we are already talking about policy consistency issues," Kuleba said.

The Foreign Ministry notes that Ukraine plans to join the personal sanctions against certain representatives of the Belarusian leadership.

“As for economic interaction, we are not planning to attack. We are not planning to make Belarus even worse - we only wish it well. We do not plan to have any embargo or any restrictions on trade,” Kuleba said.

Earlier, the EU countries agreed to freeze assets and impose a travel ban for about 40 Belarusian officials. The EU does not recognize the elections in Belarus that Alexander Lukashenko allegedly won, and condemns the violence used against peaceful protesters and arbitrary arrests.

Related: Ukrainian Foreign Ministry still sees no reason to sever diplomatic relations with Belarus

Belarus introduces symmetric restrictions against British and Canadian officials. This was stated by the press secretary of the Foreign Ministry of the country Anatoly Glazov, BelTA informs.

"We believe that these are absolutely false and counterproductive messages. In particular, in 2006, the UK and Canada introduced similar measures, which did not lead to any result and were eventually canceled. However, time was lost for both sides, and it cannot be returned. ... Of course, as we announced earlier, we are introducing symmetric restrictions in relation to number of officials in Great Britain and Canada," said Anatoly Glazov.

After several weeks of discussions, the EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus in connection with the controversial election results and the suppression of protests in this country.

Related: Russia imposes sanctions against EU in revenge for Belarus

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