The government of Belarus is subject to new economic sanctions from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU). The Belarusian government immediately retaliated, calling the sanctions “absurd”.
Minsk is accused of human rights violations and of organizing the passage of migrants to theEU.
We have again taken co-ordinated sanctioning measures against certain persons and entities, can we read in a joint statement released on Thursday.
On the issue of the migration crisis, the tone is just as firm.
” We once again demand that the Lukashenko regime put an immediate and complete end to the orchestration of illegal immigration on both sides of its borders with the European Union. “
The government of Belarus is openly accused by the West of having orchestrated the influx of migrants to its border with Poland in revenge for Western sanctions taken after the repression of the Belarusian opposition denouncing the contested re-election of Mr. Lukashenko.
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The European Union has extended the sanctions list to 28 people and entities, including Belarusian national airline Belavia.
Canada and its allies also called on Belarusian authorities
to release unconditionally and without delay some 900 political prisoners.