EU clears way for Belarus election fraud sanctions but spares President Lukashenko

//EU clears way for Belarus election fraud sanctions but spares President Lukashenko

EU clears way for Belarus election fraud sanctions but spares President Lukashenko

European Union leaders cleared the way for sanctions on Belarus over an August 9 presidential election that the bloc says was neither free nor fair.The penalties are due to take the form of asset freezes and travel bans against around 40 Belarusian officials implicated in alleged fraud in the election and in a post-ballot crackdown on domestic protesters.The measures will be triggered at once, EU summit chair Charles Michel told reporters.The 27 national leaders achieved a breakthrough in the…

Article by [author-name] (c) South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2020-10-02T04:24:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|World|Comments Off on EU clears way for Belarus election fraud sanctions but spares President Lukashenko