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Belarus Imposes Retaliatory Sanctions on Airlines From EU & UK, Bans Western Imports

The authorities in Belarus have announced that they will impose retaliatory restrictions on airlines from the European Union and the United Kingdom in response to previous sanctions imposed by these countries on Belarus.

In addition, the Belarus authorities have announced that they will ban the import of Western goods from countries that previously imposed sanctions against the former Soviet state, reports.

According to the statement of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, the import comes after “illegal external sanctions pressures aimed at undermining the sovereignty of Belarus and deteriorating the well-being of Belarusian citizens.”

However, the list of countries affected by the recent Belarus decision on goods imported from the West is still unknown.

On Monday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said the sanctions would not cause any “tangible harm,” the Associated Press reported.

“Of course, there is nothing good in this. Lukashenko noted that lying down today, bending your arms over your chest and dying, there is no need for this.

Last week, the authorities in the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada imposed sanctions that affected a large number of officials from Belarus, as well as organizations and companies.

Last month, European Union foreign ministers announced that they plan to expand sanctions against Belarus in an effort to stop human exploitation by authorities in Belarus.

This decision came after the surge in immigrants that Poland is currently facing, as well as Lithuania and Latvia.

Based on the previous statement published by the Council of the European Union, the new changes will allow the authorities of the EU countries to target people who contribute to the activities of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who facilitated the illegal crossing at the external borders of the EU.

In October, EU leaders stressed that they would not allow migrants to be exploited for political purposes.

Lukashenko’s opponents earlier accused the Belarusian president of using immigrants to destabilize the bloc.

However, at the moment, fewer migrants are trying to reach Poland illegally, based on a recent report by Reuters.

According to Reuters, only 35 people tried to cross the Polish border on Sunday, compared to 501 attempts reported on November 17.

During a public debate on November 10, the authorities of the EU member states stressed that the bloc must stand united in responding to the Belarus regime, while stressing that such a regime is an inhumane exploitation of migrants.

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