Foreign minister of the netherlands in favor of a return to sanctions

Society Minister Foreign Affairs Netherlands Uri Rozental in an interview with a representative of the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said that his country is ready in the near future to take appropriate measures against Minsk.

The basis for this decision — opaque and undemocratic presidential elections, as well as the use by the authorities of brutal violence against those protesters who expressed their disagreement with the results of the voting.

The Minister stressed that the arrests of hundreds of demonstrators, including several presidential candidates — are unacceptable. Particularly concerned that the whereabouts of many of the detainees to still unknown.

Uri Rosenthal believes that the EU should consider the possibility of re-imposing restrictions on travel of President Lukashenko and his associates in addition to EU financial sanctions.

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