Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal instructed to consider the issue of imposing sanctions against Belarus. In particular, against officials and businessmen close to Alexander Lukashenko's regime. This was announced by the MP from European Solidarity party Oleksiy Honcharenko on his Telegram page.
Honcharenko released a scanned copy of the Ukrainian government head's response to the deputy's request.
“In response to your appeal regarding the possibility of submitting proposals to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the application of sanctions against the citizens of Belarus, I would like to inform you that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the State Border Guard Service have been instructed to consider the issues raised. You will be informed about the results,” the document says.
Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that it was inexpedient to introduce economic sanctions against Belarus.
As we reported earlier, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya admitted that the opposition forces had lost the battle on the streets so far.
"We don't have the means to combat the violence of the regime against the demonstrators. They have the weapons, they have the force, so yes, for the moment it seems that we have lost," she said in an interview with Le Temps.
"Our strategy is to better organise ourselves, to put the regime under constant pressure, until the moment when people will once again be ready to go back on to the streets, perhaps in spring," she added.