In Belarus, a decision has been made to impose retaliatory sanctions. The corresponding Decree “On the Application of Special Measures” was signed today, March 30, by Alexander Lukashenko.
The document provides for the introduction of a ban on the import of certain categories of goods into the country, as well as on the import of works (services) performed by legal entities and individuals of states that have taken special measures (sanctions) against Belarusian legal entities or individuals. It is noted that the decree was adopted in order to ensure security and protect the national interests of Belarus.
At the same time, a specific list of goods, works (services) and, if necessary, foreign legal entities and individuals will be established by the Council of Ministers later.
Recall that the Western countries did not recognize the results of the presidential elections, which took place in Belarus on August 9, 2020. They were won by Alexander Lukashenko. In response to the actions of the Belarusian authorities to suppress the protests, the EU and the US introduced several packages of sanctions against a number of Belarusian officials and enterprises. Minsk promised to respond symmetrically to Western restrictions.