rule of Belarus announced this Monday (6) the revenge after the restrictions of European Union (EU) For the reign of Alexander Lukashenko. Government measures include banning airlines from the European bloc and the United Kingdom and importing products from countries with sanctions against Belarus.
There is still no public list of banned products. The foreign ministry said in a statement that the import ban was “a response to pressure from illegal sanctions.”
Last week, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada imposed sanctions against dozens of people, organizations and companies in Belarus. It was a response to what the EU called a “hybrid attack” on the bloc using migrants on the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
The European Union also imposed travel restrictions and property freezes on an additional 17 people from Belarus, including border guards and military officials, government representatives and judges. The measures also hit airlines – including state-owned Belavia – and travel groups charged by the European Union of helping bring migrants to Belarus to help them cross across the bloc.
During a meeting in Minsk, President Alexander Lukashenko acknowledged that the ban was not a positive thing, but he justified it as a reactionary act by his regime.