Belarus has mirrored its response sanctions list for each of the EU countries and for Canada. This was announced on Tuesday, November 17, on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.
“As part of diplomatic correctness, the list will not be published yet. It is equivalent in nature, and also operates within the framework of integration associations to which Belarus belongs,” noted the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
Minsk recommended senior officials from the EU countries to take into account the sanctions of Belarus when planning trips.
As the Belarusian Foreign Ministry assured, the EU sanctions have no prospects, they will cause only a negative effect for all parties.
“The EU has no legal or moral rights to exert undisguised pressure on an independent state. One-sided aggressive narrowing of the field for dialogue with neighboring Belarus is a historic mistake of the European bureaucracy,” the ministry believes.
Minsk will continue to respond to every new destructive step from the European side. Many EU projects and spheres of relations will be audited, participation in which today is a good will, not an obligation of the Belarusian side.
“The only promising way is a responsible, balanced and non-confrontational approach on the part of the EU,” concluded the Foreign Ministry.
Earlier Tuesday, Minsk said it was ready to review the prospects for cooperation on the issue of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. We are talking about conducting stress tests at the plant.
In early October, the EU imposed sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials. On November 6 Brussels applied restrictive measures against President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko and 14 other Belarusian officials. Restrictions imply freezing of assets and travel ban.