Swedish Minister for International Cooperation Peter Eriksson said that the government of the country is freezing a part of aid to Belarus. He wrote about this on his Twitter page.
According to him, the money was intended for two programs in the field of cooperation with the Central Bank of Belarus and the support of the country's business community. As Ericsson noted, Sweden wanted to help civil society: вЂњFor those who are now on the streets and demanding change. Therefore, we are now freezing a small part, вЂќ he added.
As noted, Sweden allocated $2.6 million for the first program on cooperation with the Central Bank of the republic, and $347 thousand for the second, on supporting the business community of Belarus. Funding for projects was immediately stopped, the flow of funds was frozen.
For more than a week, there have been massive protests in Belarus over the official results of the presidential elections, according to which the incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko received over 80 percent of the vote. The actions are violently accelerated, two people were killed.