Posts tagged as Belarusian officials

Lithuania sanctions 30 Belarusian officials including Lukashenko

Monday, August 31, 2020

On Monday, Lithuania imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander lukashenko and 29 other officials in the country’s for their role in vote-rigging and violence against protesters. “Upon receipt of additional submissions, the list may be supplemented”, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry said in a press release. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said earlier on Monday that the list had been coordinated with Latvia and Estonia, noting that this was “only the initial…

Foreign Minister bans 30 Belarusian officials entry to Latvia

Monday, August 31, 2020

In line with the Cabinet’s decisions, and in coordination with the Foreign Ministries of Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has taken the decision to place 30 Belarusian officials on Latvia’s list of  personae non gratae, Foreign Ministry announced August 31 . Persons on this list are not permitted to travel to Latvia and this prohibition applies for an indefinite period of time. Included on the list are…

Lithuania to impose sanctions on 118 Belarusian officials

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry has proposed imposing sanctions against 118 Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against protesters. “The Foreign Ministry has submitted an updated list to the Interior Ministry,” Rasa Jakilaitienė, spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, told BNS on Wednesday. Previously, the Foreign Ministry proposed blacklisting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and another 30 people accused of vote rigging. Blacklisted persons would be banned from coming to Lithuania. The…

Latvian government bans entry for some Belarusian officials

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

On Tuesday, the government decided to impose restrictions on entry to Latvia for around 30 Belarusian officials regarding falsification of elections and the use of force against activists, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said August 25. In this way, Latvia urges the European Union not to hesitate with the imposing of sanctions at European level. Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said that the government will not impose national sanctions in order not to…

Lithuanian PM: Baltic ministers aim to meet Belarusian officials in Minsk

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lithuania, together with Estonia and Latvia, is taking steps to meet with Belarusian government officials in Minsk to discuss the situation in the neighbouring country, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday. Skvernelis told reporters in Vilnius that he had discussed the issue with his Baltic counterparts on August 14. “We are looking for ways to get the mediation [effort] going. Steps are being taken today, too, and we may…

Lithuania may impose sanctions on Belarus, will seek EU consensus

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lithuania will seek to introduce EU sanctions for Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against protesters, the country’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Wednesday. The issue will be raised at the extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Friday, he said. “First of all, we are seeking development of a common European position,” he told reporters. “We usually find creative ways to condemn, strongly condemn and so on…