The EU’s new sanctions against the Belarusian regime will affect 86 individuals and legal entities, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell states.
In addition, economic sanctions against Belarus will be considered at the EU summit on June 24-25 and approved in the wake of the event, he stressed.
According to him, the restrictions are to target Belarus’ exports to the European Union member countries. But it is premature to mention any specific areas, he added.
As reported earlier, the EU foreign ministers are expected to officially announce the introduction of the fourth package of sanctions against pro-Lukashenka officials and businessmen on Monday, June 21. The measures may have an impact on the interests of Alyaksei Aleksin, Alyaksandr Zaitsau, Syarhei Tsyatserin, Alyaksandr Shatrou, Mikhail Gutseriyev and others.
In turn, German Foreign Minister Haiko Maas told Die Welt that the sactions previously slapped on certain Belarusian companies and government officials were no longer sufficient. In his opinion, restrictive measures should be extended to entire branches of the Belarusian economy, e.g. potash industry and energy sector.