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Why the EU’s targeted sanctions on Belarus won’t work

Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach is a Belarusian journalist and program coordinator at Free Press Unlimited.
WARSAW — There’s no reason to believe that targeted sanctions will solve the problem in Belarus.
Nearly every vote in Belarus since 1996 has been followed by EU sanctions — and yet President Alexander Lukashenko’s repressive regime remains in place, once again deploying violence in order to steal an election.
As the European Council turns to the same playbook once again, it’s worth looking at why targeted sanctions have failed to spark real political change in Belarus — and why they’re unlikely to assist the millions of Belarusians calling on …read more

Source:: European Voice


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