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22 December 2020, 15:37

MFA comments on Belarus' retaliatory measures to EU's third package of sanctions

Vladimir Makei. Photo courtesy of the MFA
Vladimir Makei. Photo courtesy of the MFA

MINSK, 22 December (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei spoke about Belarus' retaliatory measures to the third package of the EU sanctions as he talked to the media, BelTA learned from the ministry's press service.

“We have carefully studied the so-called third package and, of course, have offered our response to this package, including more names to the personal entry ban list. This means that more persons from the EU countries will not be able to enter Belarus and the territory of the Union State, given that the list is valid in the Russian Federation too. We will, of course, take a number of legal actions in response to the totally unjustified inclusion of a number of businesses and persons in the EU list. A decision was taken to limit the activities of a number of political foundations in Belarus and to review a number of so-called humanitarian, educational and cultural programs carried out by relevant political institutions in Belarus, including those operating under the auspices of embassies of foreign states," Vladimir Makei noted.

Vladimir Makei once again stated that Belarus categorically does not accept the policy and logic of sanctions but is forced to respond adequately to unfriendly restrictive measures. He also noted that there are at least three more areas where Belarus' will take measures to respond to the European sanctions. “We would not want to make these measures public but they will indeed be very sensitive and serious,” the minister noted.

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