EU leaders agreed on Wednesday to impose sanctions on “a substantial number” of people responsible for violence against protesters and election fraud in Belarus, European Council President Charles Michel said.
“The European Union stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus and we dont accept impunity, ” Michel told reporters after a leaders videoconference on the crisis in Belarus. “Violence against peaceful protesters is shocking and unacceptable.”
The crisis broke out after official results in the August 9 presidential election gave authoritarian incumbent Alexander Lukashenko 80 percent of the vote, prompting mass protests that were violently suppressed by security forces.
“We stand firmly behind the right of Belarusian people to determine their own fate and the EU will impose shortly sanctions on a substantial number of individualsRead More – Source