Contents tagged with EU

  • Belarus expands sanctions against EU

    The Belarusian authorities decided to include representatives of the leadership of the European Union and a number of European countries in the sanctions lists and to suspend the dialogue with the EU on human rights, said the Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with Belarus-1 TV channel.

    "If we are affected, if any sanctions are imposed against us, we will, of course, be forced to adequately respond. You know that the European Union has imposed additional sanctions …

  • Baltic countries prepare new personal sanctions against Belarus

    Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich said that the Baltic states have agreed to jointly expand the blacklists of those responsible for suppressing protests in Belarus.

    "Based on the immigration law, I have decided to include two Belarusian citizens on the list of undesirable persons in the Republic of Latvia, imposing a ban on their entry to Latvia indefinitely. To quote the classic: "We don't need such hockey," Rinkevich wrote on Twitter.

    According to him, Latvia has decided to ban entry …

  • EU imposes sanctions against Lukashenko and his eldest son

    On Friday, November 6, the European Union imposed sanctions against the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

    Lukashenko " is responsible for the violent repression by the State apparatus carried out before and after the 2020 presidential election, in particular with the dismissal of key opposition candidates, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists," the EU statement reads.

    The updated sanctions …

  • EU countries agree to impose sanctions against Lukashenko

    Permanent representatives of the EU member states approved additional sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, including President Alexander Lukashenko, reported TASS citing a source in the delegation of one of the European countries in the Council of the EU.

    According to the diplomat, this decision will be approved by the Council of the EU in the coming days and published in the Official Journal of the European Union, after which it will come into force.

    In October, EU foreign ministers …

  • EU expresses support to Ukrainian President amid Constitutional court crisis

    The EU hopes that the Ukrainian parliament will quickly come up with a "reasonable way out" of the crisis around the scandalous decision of the Constitutional Court and supports the idea of President Vladimir Zelensky not to limit this issue only to the Constitutional Court, stated the EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas.

    According to him, the EU is concerned about the court's ruling, as it has become a threat to some of Ukraine’s achievements in the fight against corruption.

    The EU …

  • EU and UK impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one Russian legal entity in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the press service of the Council of the EU.

    Restrictive measures have been imposed on the director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Sergey Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.

    EU sanctions have …

  • Ukraine to consider sanctions against Lukashenko after they are finalized by EU

    Ukraine will join the first round of EU sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, but the decision on personal sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko has not been taken yet, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a press conference.

    "Our position on the crisis in Belarus is consistent and clear. We have supported the relevant EU statements. With regard to the sanctions that have already been imposed, we will join them. Regarding any new sanctions, we will act on an agreed …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine may join EU sanctions against Russia for Navalny’s poisoning

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Ukraine can join the sanctions against Russia for poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

    Zelensky noted that before making such a decision, he would like to see the details from the German side.

    "I would like us to hear the officials details from the German side, and then Ukraine will join the sanctions of our international partners," said Zelensky at the "Ukraine - EU" summit in Brussels, the online broadcast of which …

  • EU imposes sanctions against Belarus, Lukashenko not included in the list

    Leaders of the European Union countries agreed to impose sanctions against almost 40 officials of Belarus, responsible for violations in the presidential elections and brutal actions of security forces against protesters.

    After the negotiations, which lasted until the morning of October 2, EU leaders were able to overcome the objections of Cyprus and agree on a package of sanctions, Radio Liberty reports.

    According to the President of the European Council Charles Michel, who chaired the EU …

  • EU expands sanctions against Russia over Crimea

    European Union’s 's ambassadors agreed to include two people and four legal entities on the sanctions list against Russia for their participation in the construction of the Crimean Bridge, reported TASS, citing a European diplomatic source.

    "The ambassadors agreed to include two individuals and four companies involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge on the list of restrictive measures for undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," he said. "The official decision …