The EU is preparing a fifth package of sanctions against Belarus

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The new package of European Union sanctions against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko will be directed primarily against those responsible for transporting migrants through the territory of Belarus.

This is reported by UA with reference to DW.

This decision was announced by EU Ambassador to Belarus Dirk Schuebel at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

He noted that the authors of the new package focused mainly on migration. However, the main appeal of Brussels (Belgium) to the Belarusian government remains unchanged – Minsk (Belarus) must release political prisoners, stop repression and hold new democratic elections.

“Unfortunately, all our appeals went unheard. That is why we are currently preparing the fifth package of sanctions, which will most likely focus primarily on the issue of migration, but not only that” – Shubel said.

Details of the sanctions, in particular, the names of those against whom they will be directed, are not disclosed. And they plan to adopt a new package of restrictions in November.

To remind, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated that the EU would not finance the construction of a wall on the border with Belarus.