Estonia — for economic sanctions against Belarus


The European Union should consider introducing a "very targeted economic sanctions" against Belarus in connection with the recent "horrific events" out there. This statement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet in Riga after talks with his Latvian counterpart Girts Valdis Krystovskisam, according to the German news agency DPA.

The poet said that sanctions can be applied to "persons close to the regime," in including relative to companies and businesses that help to Alexander Lukashenko stay in power. "The EU should examine this possibility and to be prepared for a very targeted sanctions," said Paet.

Estonia was one of the most vocal critics of Lukashenko, his grades are much stricter than those for neighboring Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia.

The EU has already imposed a ban on entry into the territory of the Union for Lukashenko and 156 other Belarusian officials but to vote in favor of tougher sanctions intensified after the statements of representatives of Belarusian opposition that they had been tortured in prison, where they were after the disputed elections on December 19 — Notes DPA.

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