Minsk announced retaliatory sanctions against the West

Prime Minister of Belarus Golovchenko: Minsk will announce retaliatory measures against the West after the weekend countries. This was reported by RIA Novosti.

According to the prime minister, Minsk may announce them after the weekend. The retaliatory sanctions will be “symmetrical and adequate,” he added.

On December 3, Golovchenko promised that Belarus would introduce retaliatory economic sanctions against Western countries in the coming days. He stressed that these measures will be a response to the “illegitimate” sanctions that the European Union (EU), Great Britain and the United States had previously imposed on Belarus.

Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting demanded from the country's authorities on -the military and without red tape to work out anti-sanctions measures.

On December 2, due to the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, the European Union adopted the fifth package of sanctions against Minsk. It included more than 25 individuals and legal entities, including the Belavia airline and the Grodno Azot and Belarusneft enterprises. New restrictive measures against Belarus were also introduced by the United States and Britain.