OREANDA-NEWS. Belarus has imposed retaliatory sanctions against a number of EU officials. This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic.

Earlier, the European Union agreed on a blacklist of about 40 Belarusian officials who, in its opinion, are responsible for falsifying election and violating human rights in the country.

“In connection with the visa sanctions adopted by the EU against a number of Belarusian officials, the Belarusian side is introducing a reciprocal sanctions list from today,” the Belarusian Foreign Ministry informed. The agency explained that the blacklist of those who are prohibited from entering the country “also operates within the framework of integration associations, which include Belarus.”

The Foreign Ministry warned that further promotion of imposing sanctions by Brussels may lead to even more serious consequences, for example, the withdrawal of Belarus from joint programs and projects and revision of the diplomatic presence up to a decision on ceasing diplomatic relations.