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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – EU international ministers have agreed to maneuver ahead with new sanctions towards Belarus, EU international coverage consultant Josep Borrell stated Thursday.
“And at the moment we now have agreed to proceed with the preparation of the subsequent spherical of sanctions as a response towards the brutality of the authorities and in help for democratic rights of Belarusian folks,” Borrell informed a press convention.
Based on the international coverage consultant, the brand new sanctions will goal not solely people but in addition entities.
Final month, the leaders of the EU nations reached an settlement on sanctions towards the Belarusian authorities. They didn’t, nevertheless, embody President Lukashenko within the record, saying that in any other case no dialogue between him and the folks of Belarus ought to ever be anticipated to happen.
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An opposition supporter argues with a police officer throughout an opposition rally to reject the presidential election leads to Minsk, Belarus October 4, 2020.
Belarus has been witnessing mass anti-government protests for the reason that outcomes of the presidential elections within the republic had been introduced late on 9 August. Based on the nation’s election committee, President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in workplace for 26 years already, was re-elected for a sixth time period after profitable greater than 80% of the vote, whereas opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskays, acquired a bit greater than 10 p.c. Clashes between protesters and riot police repeatedly came about throughout the rallies. Opposition supporters have accused the authorities of resorting to extreme violence throughout the protests.