Kaczynski: Sikorsky lost to Belarus

Society Polish eastern policy against the background of the elections in Belarus crashed, said Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the largest opposition party in the country, "Law and Justice". Election result he calls the success of Moscow and losing Warsaw.

In his article, which contains a Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Kaczynski writes that Polish diplomacy before unrealistically appreciated Situation in Belarus.

In his view, Poland and the European Union did not support the most popular opposition politician Milinkevich, not to tease Russia. Instead, Polish and German diplomats began to support "politically weak candidate who was considered pro-Russian." Is the Polish

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Lukashenko's time to hit a nerve

Society David J. Kramer, executive director of Freedom House, and Jörg Forbrig, an expert German Marshall Fund of the United States, writes in today's edition of the Financial Times, the European Union if it wants to get influence on the situation in Belarus should impose economic sanctions against Minsk. We offer you a translation of this material.

After fraudulent elections in December brutal suppression of the protests only increased the suffering of the Belarusian democratic opposition, civil society and the media, which are in a state of siege in the country. In response, the EU ministers were on Monday to

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Today the European Union, for internal reasons not ready to economic sanctions

Society As you can appreciate the fact that the EU, in its decision refrained from imposing economic sanctions against the official Minsk? How painful for Belarusian officials have visa sanctions against Belarusian officials? If the official Minsk will go to further repression in the country, will return to the question of whether the European Union economic sanctions? These questions are answered analyst Ales Lahvinets

Tsigankov: How can you comment on the EU's decision not to impose economic sanctions? As it can respond independent Belarusian society and official Minsk?

Lahvinets: The European Union — is heterogeneous organization, the union of countries

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Member of the House of Representatives: Sanctions — is a dead end

Society EU and U.S. sanctions, adopted in response to the post-election crackdown and arrests in Belarus in response to the worsening Belarusian society. We continue to acquaint our audience with the statements on the subject.

Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and CIS Relations Valentina Leonenko said today, "Freedom", the sanctions — this is not what she expected:

"This is a — is a dead end. Moreover, the actions they finally showed people that represents a western democracy. When there is supplied the information in including and video, and there is absolutely no frames while raiding the Government

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Rate — Venezuelan oil spill Azerbaijan

Society From now through the Odessa-Brody pipeline will begin a steady supply of Azerbaijani oil to the Mozyr refinery. According to this scheme is expected to pump about 4 million tons of raw materials. They hope the Belarusian government, Oil Refinery in 2011 will be loaded to their full capacity.

Technically, the circuit looks like this: from Azerbaijan oil tanker delivered to the Ukrainian port "South", and further pipeline Odessa — Brody pipeline to the refinery in Mozyr. The transit of the first batch of 80,000 tons of oil from Odessa to Mozyr take several days. Overall, the annual

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Ashton: EU could strengthen sanctions against the official Minsk

Society Finding a balanced approach to sanctions against Belarus, the EU Council of Ministers expects to see progress in the situation, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton

"We did not once demanded the release of prisoners for political reasons. We had hoped that the situation in Belarus will improve, but in fact did not have any change.'s Why we had no choice but to take restrictive measures against Belarusian responsible for violence including President Lukashenko. the list of more than 150 names, "- said Ashton at the press conference after the meeting of

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Kazakhstan and Russia are ready to privatize large enterprises of Belarus

Society Kazakhstan and Russia are ready to assist Belarus in the recovery from the economic crisis, including to participate in the privatization process, if there is a reciprocal movement toward Minsk, said on June 18 the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

On it informs RIA "Novosti".

"One of the members of the Customs Union — Belarus — Today harsh conditions. I think Kazakhstan and Russia could support Belarus, unless, of course, will be a reciprocal movement toward us, "- said Nazarbayev, Speaking at the closing session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

"We could have put the appropriate investment

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Jerzy Buzek: We stand on the side of the Belarusian people

President of the European Society Jerzy Buzek, Commenting on the January 31 decision of the Council of the European Union towards Minsk, said:

"I welcome today's decision by Parliament to impose travel restrictions and an asset freeze against Belarusian officials responsible for the fraudulent presidential elections of 19 December 2010 and repression of the democratic opposition, Civil Society and independent media, which came after.

These targeted sanctions are applied only to those who undermine the basic democratic values. Today's decision is not against the Belarusian people. We are standing by his side. Today, the EU also pledged to increase aid

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The U.S. imposed new sanctions

Society Washington announced new sanctions against Belarus — in response to the post-election crackdown of protests in Minsk on December 19 and the persecution of civil society activists.

Last week, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, speaking at a meeting of the committee of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the White House to unveil further sanctions against the official Minsk on January 31 — the day the sanctions against the Belarusian government officials approve the foreign ministers of the European Union — in order to "send joint international message of "Belarusian authorities.

New sanctions imposed following the same

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Former prisoners of the KGB and the relatives of the prisoners of the current EU visa ban

Society Council of the European Union adopted sanctions against 158 representatives of the Belarusian regime, including Lukashenko and his older sons. Moreover their assets in the EU will be frozen. First of all former prisoners of the KGB and the relatives of those who remain in the dungeons of the "American", which was able to talk, to thank for the fact that the EU demands the release of all political prisoners and to impose sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and the wide range of representatives of his regime. They believe the international community to the situation in Belarus is very important.

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