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The Council of the European Union (EU) on Thursday approved the fifth package of sanctions against Belarus in connection with the migration crisis on the border with this country. This is stated in a statement issued on Thursday by the EU Council.
“The EU Council approved the fifth package of individual prohibitive measures against individuals and legal entities in connection with the hybrid actions of Belarus to use migrants to put pressure on the EU states,” the statement said. Thursday”. In this publication, the names and titles of all persons involved in the blacklist will be named.
As a TASS source said earlier, the new sanctions package included about 25 individuals and legal entities, including the Belavia airline.
The fifth package of EU sanctions against Belarus provides for restrictions on 11 legal entities, said Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydach. “There are 11 economic entities in Belarus on the sanctions list,” he said. As explained by Pshidach, these are “those entities that were directly involved in the deliberate transportation of migrants and their collection on the territory of Belarus, and then transportation to the border, but also the subjects of the chemical industry, the aviation sector, the industry dealing with spare parts for cars.”
The new EU sanctions list includes 17 people for involvement in the transport of migrants and human rights violations in Belarus. According to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, the list includes “17 people participating in a hybrid operation to transport migrants and transfer them to the border.” “Also on the list there are persons who are responsible for the violation of human rights in Belarus,” he added. As Pshidach emphasized, the sanctions “are a kind of response, as well as a signal for the authorities in Minsk to end their aggressive policy.” “If they [the Belarusian authorities] changed their approach, the European Union would also seek to develop other solutions,” he added, pointing out that Poland’s main goal is to stabilize the situation and free the people imprisoned.