Germany Also Wants European Sanctions Against Lukashenko

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The European Union should also impose sanctions on Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, Germany believes.

 

The sanctions agreed ten days ago do not appear to be sufficient to stop the regime in Minsk from cracking down on the protests, says German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

Maas will chair the consultations of his EU colleagues in Luxembourg on Monday, where dealing with Belarus is once again on the agenda. He noted before the start that “nothing has improved in Belarus.

The violence of the Lukashenko regime and the arrest of peaceful protesters continues.” He, therefore, proposes not to leave it with the 40 Belarusians who have already been punished but to expand the punitive measures to include other persons responsible, including the president himself.

Among the 40 Belarusians who are already unable to travel to the EU and who no longer have access to money deposited in Europe, including the Belarusian Minister of the Interior, commanders of the security forces and members of the electoral council.

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