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26 August 2021, 13:16

Austrian MP: Western sanctions affect mostly ordinary people

MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) - Western sanctions are aimed primarily against ordinary population, member of the Communist Party of Austria, member of the parliament of the Austrian federal state of Styria, member of the Leoben municipal council Dr. Werner Murgg said at a press conference in the House of Friendship on 26 August. The Austrian politician is on a visit to Belarus as part of the delegation of the Austria-Belarus Friendship Society, BelTA has learned.

“Sanctions have never done anyone any good. As an MP, I am always against sanctions. When we were previously discussing sanctions against Russia, I was against them. After all, they also affect our Austrian partners, our farmers. Sanctions only do harm. I do not see the point in them,” Werner Murgg said.

“Despite the sanctions imposed against Belarus over the past year, your country continues prospering and developing,” said the Austrian MP.

The Austrian delegation has been in Belarus for four days. The delegation members are holding meetings and press conferences, touring enterprises, studying the real situation in the country.

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