Belarus threatens Europe to block transit of goods to China and Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lukashenko is ready to ban transit through Belarus if sanctions are tightened
18:30, 6 May 2021

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

Belarus threatens Europe to block the transit of goods through its territory to China and Russia if sanctions are tightened. The press service of the President reports citing President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

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"I said yesterday - the prime minister reported to me on the results of the quarter - in the end, we must answer them. We do not want any economic war. They are all (Europeans): sanctions, sanctions, we will impose sanctions! Well, we will answer. How much you can bow your head? They want to transport goods across the Mediterranean to the East - to Russia, China - let them carry," said Lukashenko.

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He also instructed the government to inform European countries about the prospects of appropriate sanctions by Belarus.

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"Today I instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister, the special services: bring to them the real facts and prospects, if you set to... sanctions. I emphasize: we will have to answer," Lukashenko said.

As it was reported earlier, Ukraine has renewed the import of electrical energy from Belarus on May 5. 

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