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Europe will leave Lukashenko penniless

The European Parliament adopted by a majority of votes a resolution condemning the murder of activist Roman Bondarenko in Belarus and a call to freeze all funds that the EU transfers to Minsk.

This is stated on the website of the European Parliament.

MEPs also expressed condolences to the Bondarenko family and other activists who became victims of the pro-government security officials in Minsk and other cities - Alexander Taraikovsky, Alexander Viktor, Artem Porukov, Gennady Shutov, Konstantin Shishmakov.

The EP calls for a thorough and objective investigation of their deaths.

In addition, the European Parliament once again declared non-recognition of the results of the presidential elections, which were announced by the CEC of Belarus, and also supported the protesters against repression and violation of their fundamental freedoms and rights.

The adopted resolution states the need to freeze transfers to the government of the country and projects controlled by it, including loans from the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

It should be reminded that the EU has already introduced several rounds of personal sanctions, imposing them on 55 citizens of Belarus involved in electoral fraud and human rights violations in the country. They were banned from entering the EU countries, and their assets were frozen. The "blacklist" includes the heads of the power and law enforcement structures of Belarus, as well as President Alexander Lukashenko, his son, press secretary, and other officials.

And last week, EU foreign ministers agreed on a new package of sanctions against Belarus. It will be prepared in a few weeks.

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