08:30 GMT +323 October 2019
Listen Live
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a news conference in Minsk, Belarus. File photo

    EU Suspends Sanctions Against Belarus's Lukashenko

    © AP Photo / Sergei Grits
    Europe
    Get short URL
    335
    Subscribe

    According to EU Council, European Union has suspended sanctions it imposed against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko until the end of February.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) The European Union has suspended sanctions it imposed against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko until the end of February, the EU Council published in its official journal Friday.

    Lukashenko was recently reelected for his fifth consecutive term as the president of Belarus.

    Lukashenko has played an instrumental role in the past  year by hosting the Minsk Talks that eventually de-escalated the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    Related:

    Lukashenko Hopes West Finally Will See Democracy in Belarus
    Putin, Lukashenko Discuss Details of Establishing Russian Base in Belarus
    Putin to Meet With Belarusian President Lukashenko This Week in Kazakhstan
    Tags:
    sanctions, European Union, Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik