The community stressed that they would continue to put pressure on the Lukashenka regime.
The European Union supported introducing new sanctions against Belarus by the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. This is stated in a statement issued on Monday by the foreign policy service of the community.
“The EU acts in unison with the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, supporting the people of Belarus. We will continue to put pressure on the regime of [President Alexander] Lukashenko until all political prisoners are released, a meaningful dialogue begins in Belarus, and free and independent elections are held,” the text says.
On Monday, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions against Belarus. The EU announced similar restrictions in June this year. In addition, the European Union has introduced four packages of restrictive measures against the country’s leadership, including Lukashenko and his family members. In May, the EU also banned Belarusian air carriers from flying in the airspace of the community.