The forced landing of a plane and the arrest of an opposition activist led to sanctions against Belarus. Germany also criticized the ruler Lukashenko. Now the president has responded.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Germany was hit hard by new sanctions imposed by the West. “What we do not expect is that Germany will also take part in this joint conspiracy,” Lukashenko said, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the German invasion. Soviet Union Tuesday. “We did not expect one of the three Belarusians to be killed by their ancestors,” he said. “Eighty years have passed, now? What is it? Another hot war?”
The EU, the United States, Canada and Great Britain have imposed entry and property restrictions against the defense and transport ministers since Monday as the Ryanair plane was forced to land. Belarus Imposed. In total, dozens of people and companies have been affected by the penal action. In addition, EU foreign ministers have launched distant sanctions.
Arrest of blogger Roman Protasevich
In late May, Belarus forced a Ryanair plane to make a stop at Minsk en route from Athens to Vilnius under the pretext of making a bomb threat with a warplane. Roman Protozwich, a blogger who criticized the government, and his friends were on board Russia Own friend Sofia Sabega. Both were arrested after landing.
Lukashenko issued a statement on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. With the invasion of June 22, 1941, the so-called Great Patriotic War began for the Soviet Union. It is estimated that 27 million people, including 14 million civilians, were killed in the German war of annihilation against the Soviet Union.