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EU set to tighten sanctions on Belarus as anti-government protests continue


Paris – European Union leaders are set to tighten sanctions against Belarus at an emergency video conference on the crisis on Wednesday, EU Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton said.”It is clear that (the outcome of the Belarus presidential election) is not in line with the wish of the people, there has been unacceptable violence, and the rule of law is not respected. Sanctions have already been taken and will no doubt be reinforced this afternoon,” Breton told Europe 1 radio.He added that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin would take into account the nature of Belarus’ relationship with Russia.”Belarus is not …read more

Source:: Independent Online

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