The European Union has extended for one year until February 28, 2022, sanctions against representatives of the leadership and business of Belarus, including Alexander Lukashenko. This was stated on Thursday, February 25, in the EU resolution.
The sanctions have been extended against those people who, according to the EU, are responsible for falsifying the results of the presidential elections and brutally suppressing protests in the republic.
For this period, the sanctions against a number of Belarusian enterprises and businessmen “supporting Lukashenko’s regime” were also extended, according to a statement published on the website of the EU Council.
EU sanctions operate against 88 people, including Alexander Lukashenko. The restrictions include an asset freeze and a ban on entry to the EU. In addition, EU citizens and companies are prohibited from providing any funds to those on the sanctions list.
At the same time, the European Union stated that they did not see any changes in the situation in Belarus, and allowed the introduction of new sanctions against the republic.
Let us remind you that earlier the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced a temporary loss. She spoke about the strategy of the opposition forces in Belarus ahead of her visit to Switzerland.
It was also reported that Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Russia and Belarus confirm the level of strategic partnership and alliance, Putin said.