MINSK, 7 February (BelTA) – The West will not just be threatening Belarus with new sanctions, it will keep imposing them, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the bill to amend the banking laws on 7 February, BelTA has learned.
“Today, it is of particular importance that all branches of government and government agencies work in close coordination. Only together can we ensure the mobilization of resources in the most important areas of sustainable economic development,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko. “The banks and the National Bank, as the regulator of the country's banking system, should play the key role here.”
The president asked everyone to keep their guard up: “They are imposing new sanctions on Russia. They will act likewise in respect of Belarus to make sure Russia does not have a bypass.”