Belarus leader has little to fear from EU sanctions – analysts – Reuters

EU sanctions belarus analysts leader
Gulf
  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Reuters
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: Gulf
  • Who else needs to know?

Belarus leader has little to fear from EU sanctions – analysts – Reuters

MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) - EU sanctions designed to punish veteran Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko for a sweeping political crackdown will leave him largely unscathed and able to continue financing the economy and his security forces, rating agencies and analysts say.

The European Union imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Belarus last week in response to Lukashenko's grounding in May of a Ryanair plane flying over Belarus and the arrest of an opposition journalist and his girlfriend who were on board, a move some EU politicians likened to air piracy.

The EU has also criticised Lukashenko's suppression of opposition protests, jailing of political rivals and strangling of critical media.

Check the history on the topic
Vote to feature