Foreign Minister Makei: The EU will forever lose Belarus if sanctions pressure continues
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said that the European Union (EU ) may lose normal relations with the country if they continue to exert sanctions pressure. This was announced by the politician on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel, the transcript of the interview was published on the ministry's website.
The Belarusian Foreign Minister admitted that in the event of a break in relations with the European Union, “in the end, no one will win.” According to him, the country runs the risk of losing its statehood if the sanctions pressure continues. “Although we will do everything to prevent this from happening. And the European Union will lose Belarus forever. And I think that this is absolutely not in the interests of Europe, “Makei stressed.
According to the diplomat, his European colleagues have a certain understanding of this issue,” but, unfortunately, due to established behavioral traditions here this opinion is being discussed behind the scenes for fear of being criticized by the so-called public opinion of their countries or the so-called free media of their countries. ”
Makei added that not all colleagues agreed with the introduction of a new package of sanctions against Belarus. The country's opinion that it is impossible to achieve any goals with the help of the sanctions confrontation is shared by “very many.”
ways of communication that will allow us to get out of this situation, “he concluded.
On December 2, the United States issued a new package of sanctions against Belarus. It included 20 individuals, 12 organizations and three aircraft. In addition, the UK has also taken new measures against Belarus for violating human rights. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has promised an asymmetric response to expanded sanctions against the country.