Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei said that sanctions or other restrictive measures against Belarus "are harmful to absolutely everyone." He said this during his speech at the general debate of the 75th UN General Assembly, Tut.by reported.
"After a failed attempt to impose a color revolution on us, we are experiencing external interference aimed at undermining the state system. Certain statements bordering on cynicism from a number of our western neighbors about alleged concern for the sovereignty of Belarus and its welfare are in fact nothing more than attempts plunge the country into chaos and anarchy, which will throw Belarus in its development for many years back. Interference in our internal affairs, sanctions or other restrictive measures against Belarus will have the opposite effect and will be harmful to absolutely everyone," Makei said.
According to him, sanctions are "coercive measures in international relations," and such actions carry "a special threat and are fraught with irreparable consequences."
As we reported before, all heads of the Foreign Ministries of the EU countries recognized the presidential elections in Belarus falsified, as High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell stated.
In addition, foreign ministers of the EU countries have been unable to agree on a list of personal sanctions against Belarus.
"No sanctions were approved today because no unanimity was reached," Borrell said.
According to TASS, the decision is still being blocked by Cyprus, seeking to include seven Turkish companies that conducted drilling for natural gas in the economic zone of the Mediterranean country in the EU sanctions lists.