The EU and the US intend to announce sanctions against Belarus next week. In response, the country's Foreign Ministry threatens to ban the activities of foreign media.
In the event of the introduction of anti-Belarusian sanctions by the European Union, Minsk will take appropriate retaliatory steps, which may affect, among other things, the functioning of foreign media accredited in the republic. This was announced during a press conference on Friday, September 18, by the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
вЂњNaturally, if some sanctions are taken against Belarus, then I think that the Belarusian state will also take appropriate steps related, let's say, to the internal political functioning of states. This may concern both the political system and the functioning of foreign media. accredited in Belarus and a number of other steps, "Makei said.
He noted that Minsk will never initiate actions aimed at deteriorating relations with an important partner of Belarus вЂ” the European Union.
вЂњBut we are definitely ready to give an adequate response to such destructive actions,вЂќ he added.
Meanwhile, today it became known that the US and the EU are planning to jointly announce new sanctions against Belarus. This was stated on Friday by George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. According to him, this can happen early or mid-next week.
As reported, on the eve of the European Parliament adopted a tough resolution on Belarus.