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03 December 2021, 14:14

Belarus to introduce counter-sanctions against West soon

MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – In the coming days Belarus will pass a package of retaliatory measures against the West, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told reporters after a meeting on Belarus' socio-economic development hosted by President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 3 December, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of government, the meeting discussed, among other things, the recent adoption by Western countries of another round of sanctions against Belarus. He noted that Belarus had repeatedly warned partners against doing it. “Firstly, it is illegitimate. Secondly, it hits ordinary people they allegedly care about, as well as economic operators. Nevertheless, they took these decisions,” Roman Golovchenko noted.

Belarus postponed the adoption of tough retaliatory measures several times, hoping that common sense would prevail in the West. “It did not, so we have prepared and in the coming days will introduce a package of economic measures in response to the restrictive actions taken against our country,” the head of government said.

“The list will be long enough. These will not be so-called asymmetric or formal measures. These will be economic measures in response to the pressure put on us,” Roman Golovchenko emphasized.

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