Brussels, November 6 On the 6th, the European Union “escalated” the sanctions against Belarus and announced the implementation of sanctions against Belarusian President Lukashenko.
The Council of the European Union issued an announcement on the same day that 15 Belarusian government officials including Lukashenko himself, Lukashenko’s son
And the current Belarusian President’s National Security Advisor Viktor Lukashenko were included in the sanctions list, and the European Union would freeze them in the European Union.
The property within the jurisdiction is prohibited from entering the EU, and citizens and entities of EU member states are prohibited from providing funds to them.
The announcement alleges that the persons on the sanctions list involved “violent suppression and intimidation of peaceful protesters, opposition members and journalists” after the Belarusian presidential election this year.
On August 9 this year, Belarus held a presidential election. Lukashenko won with 80.1% of the vote. He was elected president for the sixth time. Then protests took place in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, questioning the results of the election.
At present, the European Union has always claimed that the Belarusian presidential election is “neither free nor fair” and that the EU will not recognize the results of the election. On October 2, the EU launched the first round of sanctions against Belarus, adding 40 Belarusian officials to the sanctions list, plus 6 days. Of the 15 new officials, 55 of the Belarusian government have been sanctioned.
Regarding the actions of the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus stated that the sanctions have made the EU “distance” from Belarus, and the EU sanctions will face serious consequences; the Russian government stated that if the EU includes the Belarusian head of state on the sanctions list, it means that it has excluded any conduct with Belarus. Possibility of contact.
In 2011, the European Union also accused Belarus of “fraud” in the presidential election of “deteriorating” the situation, and subsequently launched an arms embargo against Belarus and continues to this day; in addition, from 1999 to 2000, the disappearance of opposition members, businessmen and journalists occurred in Belarus. After the incident, four individuals involved were sanctioned by the European Union.