U.S. may impose sanctions against Belarus

By | August 13, 2020
U.S. may impose sanctions against Belarus

Mike Pompeo announced joint cooperation with the EU on responding to the events in Belarus.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo considers it possible to impose sanctions against Belarus and suspend oil supplies to the republic against the background of the actions of the Belarusian authorities during the protests. The head of the State Department said this in an interview with Radio Liberty, distributed on Wednesday evening, August 12.

What should we do not only unilaterally, but also multilaterally, in order to achieve good results for Belarusian citizens, whether it will result in sanctions or a decision on supplies? All of this has yet to be determined,” Pompeo said.

The Secretary of State also informed about the upcoming joint cooperation with the EU on responding to the events in Belarus.

“We’re going to have to work on that. We were incredibly concerned about the elections and deeply disappointed that the vote was not free and fair,” the official said.

Earlier, Pompeo said that the U.S. has great fears for the fate of Belarus after the presidential elections.

The Secretary of State also called on the authorities of the republic to respect the rights of citizens to participate in peaceful assemblies and to refrain from the use of force.

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