EU lifted sanctions against Lukashenko for four months


The European Union has decided to lift sanctions from the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for four months, reports by TASS.

The statement was made by the French State Secretary for European Affairs Arles Desir.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reported that the decision to temporarily lift sanctions against Lukashenko will be made ​​after the presidential elections in Belarus. In addition, according to diplomatic sources the EU Council thought about the removal of restrictions for the Belarusian President for pardoning six political prisoners happened in August of this year, and Belarus’ help in the course of peace negotiations on the crisis in Ukraine.

According to preliminary data of the voting results, Alexander Lukashenko got 83.49% of votes in the presidential elections in Belarus.



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