December 7, 2021

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The President of the European Commission called for new sanctions against Belarus

In her opinion, the Belarusian regime must understand that putting pressure on the EU in this way will not help it succeed in its intentions.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday evening, called on the member states of the European Union to expand the list of sanctions against the Belarusian authorities responsible for the mixed attack on the Polish-Belarus border. She said this in a press release carried by Agence France-Presse.

“Belarus must stop endangering people’s lives,” she said. “Belarus’ exploitation of migrants for political ends is unacceptable.” In her opinion, the Belarusian regime must understand that putting pressure on the EU in this way will not help it succeed in its intentions.

“I spoke to the Prime Minister of Poland, the Prime Minister of Lithuania and the Prime Minister of Latvia to show solidarity with them and to discuss what actions the European Union could take to support them in their efforts to resolve this crisis,” von der Leyen said.

According to her, the airlines involved in transporting migrants to Belarus will also get into the camera lens.

The European Commission President also announced that Vice President for European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, and Head of EU Diplomacy Josep Borrell will visit the migrants’ countries of origin in the coming days to ensure that their authorities prevent their citizens from emigrating. Falling into the trap set by Belarus.

According to von der Leyen, the European Commission, together with the specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN), will explore ways to prevent the outbreak of a humanitarian crisis and at the same time ensure the safe return of migrants to their countries of origin with the support of local authorities.

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