The press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Anatoly Glaz, listed Belarus ‘ retaliatory sanctions against the United States after the introduction of American restrictions on the petrochemical sector of the republic.
The US Charge d’affaires in Belarus was summoned to the country’s Foreign Ministry. He was informed of the retaliatory measures, the Eye reported.
Belarus ‘ sanctions against the United States include the reduction of the diplomatic and administrative-technical staff of the American diplomatic mission, the tightening of visa procedures, and the restriction of the work of American specialists in Belarus temporarily.
In addition, the decision to work in the republic of the US Agency for International Development was withdrawn.
Glaz noted that the sanctions are intended to send a clear signal to the United States “about the futility of pressure and coercion in relations with Belarus.”
At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic expressed readiness to continue contacts with the American side on the principles of equality and mutual respect.
The press secretary stressed that the republic is doing everything possible to prevent destructive measures from affecting citizens.
“These measures will harm the labor collectives of the affected subjects, ordinary Belarusian citizens. Although the American side, predictably, will continue to repeat the spells of support for the Belarusian people and smart bombs, oh, sorry, more precisely targeted sanctions. In fact, this support is expressed in this way,” said the Eye, his comment is provided on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.
The press secretary also cited the provisions of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, signed by the United States, and prescribing “to refrain from economic coercion aimed at subordinating to its own interests the exercise by the Republic of Belarus of the rights inherent in its sovereignty.” Since June 3, the United States has resumed sanctions against Belarusian enterprises due to the human rights situation in the republic. The restrictions were applied to nine companies previously included in the sanctions list of the petrochemical sector, including Belneftekhim.