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European Union sanction decision on Belarus

European Union Takes Sanctions Decision for Belarus

The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member states agreed to impose sanctions on people and institutions who violently suppress demonstrations against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The foreign ministers of the EU member states held a video conference today.

It was decided to introduce new sanctions against Belarus. In this context, the ministers also agreed to prepare a sanction list containing the names of the people and institutions who violently suppress the protests against Lukashenko.

Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Relations and Security Policy, stated that the EU does not recognize the results of the Belarusian election and that the process of applying sanctions against violence and election cheaters has started.

The meeting, which brought together 27 EU foreign ministers with a special agenda, was on the agenda after the protests that took place after Lukashenko’s dubious re-win of the Presidential elections held in Belarus last Sunday and the harsh intervention of Belarusian security forces in these demonstrations. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also stated before the meeting that human rights violations in Belarus should be responded with sanctions.

Condemned Belarus in Germany

The German government also supported the idea of ​​sanctions against Belarus at the EU level and condemned “brutal violence against people demonstrating peacefully”.

On the other hand, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, Greece and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean tensions after the meeting, saying that they are in full solidarity with the Republic of Turkey to reduce tension and made calls for dialogue.

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