Such statement made the spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We hope that the authorities of the EU structures as well as the EU member states will soon understand the futility and lack of prospects of sanctions and restrictions against our country and will take the corresponding decisions to lift them in the near future, which will, in turn, clear the way for the improvement of our relations with the European Union,” said the spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dzmitry Mironchyk.
“We have repeatedly stated that the decisions of the European Union to introduce restrictive measures against Belarus are unacceptable and totally wrong. One cannot speak the language of sanctions and ultimatums with a partner. Such measures are more likely to undermine the trust in the European Union than cause real damage to our country or influence the situation,” BelTA quotes Dzmitry Mironchyk.
Let us recall that REUTERS informed about the possibility of lifting some sanctions against Belarus, including its travel ban on President Aliaksandr Lukashenka, after he freed a group of political prisoners last month.
The basis for reconsidering the sanction regime could be the pardoning of six jailed opposition figures, including Mikalai Statkevich, in August and his hosting of peace talks for Ukraine in February.