Several members of parliament from the Dutch Christian Democratic Party issued statements about the inadvisability of the visit of Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov in Brussels until the EU has discussed the issue of sanctions against the official Minsk for unfair elections and the crackdown on the opposition.
The corresponding statement appeared, in particular, on the site of the deputy AOPC It Ormela. He and his party colleague Peter Omtzigt asked relevant questions Minister of Foreign Minister Uri Rozentalyu during parliamentary hearings.
EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton intends to adopt today Martynov at his request.
The European Union and the United States are considering imposing sanctions against the official Minsk. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the possibility of sanctions, including a ban on entry into the United States, Alexander Lukashenko and his cronies.
Now there are U.S. economic sanctions against the Belarusian State Concern "Belneftekhim", as well as European visa sanctions against Belarusian 5 current and former officials. For another 36 Belarusian officials, including Alexander Lukashenko, the EU visa ban frozen.