Lukashenko said that Belarus did not deserve to be subjected to sanctions

The President believes that the country should learn to resist the sanction pressure and noted that the European Union is not the object of a complex

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the country should learn to resist the sanctions pressure, noting that the European Union wasn’t the hard nut to crack. He expressed this opinion on Friday, when receiving a report from the head of the National Bank, Piotr Kallaur.

“We have been and will be strangled. We have to learn how to resist it. This is probably the third or fourth stage in the stranglehold on the economy and our statehood. We must have a wider view of the world, the European Union is not the solution”, –  said Lukashenko, BelTA informs.

According to the president, all sorts of sanctions are “a purely political thing.

“There is no reason, we do not deserve to be imposed sanctions against us”, – said Lukashenko.

At the same time Lukashenko pointed out that in the West “they are not fools, they understand that about three thousand different enterprises are operating and tied to Belarus.”

“And no one wants a collapse in Belarus because it is certain disadvantages and problems in the European Union itself. Therefore, it is necessary to work with both Europeans and Americans, but there is also the Asian market”, –  said Lukashenko. – “There is a lot of money in the world today, and even more so with unsecured money, printed, floated and so on. They have to be tied somehow, everyone understands that”, –  Lukashenko stressed that in this regard we have to work and raise funds.

The EU imposed sanctions on the Office of the President of Belarus, Minsk Wheeled Tractor Plant, 140th repair plant, Beltechexport, Sinesis and Dana holdings. The State Department and the US Department of Treasury announced the imposition of restrictions in connection with the situation in the republic. Restrictive measures will affect a total of 40 individuals and four Belarusian agencies. Lukashenka earlier instructed the government to give a symmetrical response to the Western countries, which were the first to impose sanctions on the Belarusian enterprises.


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