U.S. and EU to discuss new sanctions against Belarus

Society U.S. and the EU consider additional sanctions against Belarus. This was announced on Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon.

"Because of the deterioration of the situation in Belarus and the imprisonment of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, we are discussing with the EU the possibility of additional sanctions against the country," — Gordon said at a meeting of the Senate of the United States devoted to a discussion of U.S. priorities in Europe.

He added that Washington considers litigation Belarus on the riots politically motivated and said that improved relations with the official Minsk — not "in the context of repression against Civil Society, opposition and independent media. "

"Both we and Europe want to better, more productive relationship with Belarus. Unfortunately, the leadership this country a policy that only isolates of Belarus and its people, "- said the representative of the State Department.

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