MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) - The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in response to another package of sanctions imposed by the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Canada against Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The new illegitimate sanctions by the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom against Belarusian officials and entities of 2 December 2021 clearly demonstrate how far bellicose democracy promoters are willing to go in their futile efforts to subjugate the countries and peoples they do not like,” the statement said. “The pseudo-arguments hastily concocted by advocates of the sanctions policy about ‘Belarus' undermining the peace and security in Europe' and even more so about the ‘exploitation of vulnerable migrants' are absolutely baseless”.
"It is obvious that the crumbling security and the migrant crisis are not the fault of Belarus but of the Western states that have destroyed the peace and traditional way of life in the countries - the origin of most migrants. Moreover, the main flow of refugees and migrants headed to Europe does not go via Belarus. And our Western partners are well aware of this but prefer not to listen and not to hear any arguments," the statement reads.
"We have repeatedly stated that all unfriendly anti-Belarusian steps will be mirrored by adequate retaliation measures," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. “The current round of sanctions is no exception. No one will be able to subdue our country and the Belarusian people with sanctions and restrictions."
The only way out of this situation in relations with the West is an equal dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation. “We are ready to return to such a dialogue and cooperation at any time," the statement reads.