Ukraine to call Lukashenko by name, without specifying his occupation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official reference to the politician will become effective since November 5, when his presidential powers from the previous term expire
12:41, 30 September 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

Ukraine will be calling incumbent President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko merely by his first and last names. He will be referred to as just "Aleksandr Lukashenko", without specification of political status, i.e., presidency. Dmytro Kuleba, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine said so during the briefing.

"You're asking our official position, I'm saying that our official position is "Aleksandr Lukashenko", he said, meaning that no references to Lukashenko's presidency will be mentioned starting from November 5. That's when his presidential powers from the previous term expire.

Related: Lukashenko responds to Macron’s urge to leave president’s post voluntary

Earlier, Canada and the United Kingdom imposed sanctions against Aleksander Lukashenko, his son Viktor and a number of Belarusian officials. Press office of the British government reported that.

The new restrictions include travel bans and freezing of assets in respective countries.

Apart from Lukashenko and his son, sanctions concern Igor Sergeenko, Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus; Yuri Karayev, Minister of Internal Affairs, as well as his deputies Aleksandr Barsukov and Yuriy Nazarenko; Khazalbek Atabekov, Deputy Commander of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Dmitriy Balaba, the commander of Minsk riot police unit.

Related: UK, Canada impose sanctions against Lukashenko, his son, several Belarusian officials

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