MINSK, 8 July (BelTA) – The European Union's individual sanctions against Belarus' officials attest to the moral high ground of these persons, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Glaz told the ONT TV channel, BelTA informs.
The host of the program, Marat Markov, noted that three press secretaries in Belarus came under the European sanctions. These are Press Secretary of the Belarusian President Natalya Eismont, the former press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Olga Chemodanova, and, in fact, Anatoly Glaz.
“I am not just proud to be in such a company. I am happy to be their contemporary. These are patriots, people devoted to our country, people who have done a lot of good things (I know this personally, regardless of various speculations), and moreover, they are real professionals. I will tell you more: these sanctions by the European Union have become an indicator of high human and moral standards of people included in this list,” Anatoly Glaz said.
He noted that the sanctions list features talented Belarusian business people, sharp-tongued journalists, competent managers and principled civil servants. “And many, many more good people. Therefore, thanks to the European Union for this. Probably, the time has not yet come to serve the Fatherland with impunity,” the spokesman said.
“These repressive measures attest to the quality and effectiveness of the work done by all the three press secretaries. Moreover, we are fully aware that this work chimes with the hearts and minds both outside and inside our country. Accordingly, these repressive measures were introduced, we will say it directly, just in order to muzzle us. But the secret behind our effective work is simple: the truth. That is why it is so annoying [to the West], to put it mildly,” Anatoly Glaz added.