Latushka threatens to block border between Belarus and Poland if EU does not impose sanctions

Pavel Latushka at the Global Solidarity Picket in Warsaw. May 29, 2021. Photo: SF / Belsat

People’s anti-crisis Management has announced the beginning of mass protests at the Belarusian-Polish border. This way, it plans to force the European Union to impose effective sanctions against Lukashenka’s regime.

The first coordinated action will begin on Saturday, June 5, at the Babrouniki-Berastavitsa checkpoint. The action has been agreed upon with local authorities. Other countries are likely to follow, says the PAM.

During the action, they plan to call on the European Union to impose “strong and effective sanctions” against Lukashenka’s regime, as well as to “demand opening of the land borders for the citizens of Belarus by the illegitimate Belarusian authorities.”

For the first three days, it is suggested to hold rallies at the border and tell passers-by about the situation in Belarus.

“We can’t wait for the Lukashenka’s regime to commit another crime – it’s time to move to action. Sanctions are one of the tools to release political prisoners and organize new fair elections. Immediately after the hijacking of the plane with Raman Pratasevich, many world leaders stated that the reaction to Lukashenka’s crimes would be quick and most effective. We support this approach, but we fear that the EU will not take real steps to punish Lukashenka’s regime again,” said the head of the PAM, Pavel Latushka, one of the initiators of the action.

If the large-scale sanctions promised by the EU are not adopted in the first three days, the participants are going to block the road to the checkpoint.