Welt Wrote European Union Would Refuse to Impose Sanctions against Lukashenko
OREANDA-NEWS. The European Union will not impose personal sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. This was reported by the German newspaper Welt.
Earlier, Reuters agency, citing an informed Canadian source, informed that the EU, USA and Canada are discussing the introduction of restrictions against Minsk due to the controversial results of the presidential election and the actions of the security forces in dispersing the protesters.
According to Welt, representatives of Germany, France and Italy opposed the introduction of Lukashenko in the sanctions list. Berlin and Paris believe that such restrictions would complicate communications with Belarusian authorities.
The publication, citing a senior EU diplomat, notes that the blacklist will be published next week or a little later. At the same time, the interlocutor of the newspaper did not rule out that in future the list could be supplemented.At the end of August, sanctions against Lukashenko were imposed by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Belarusian leader and 29 other high-ranking officials were declared personae non grata and banned from entering the Baltic countries.