On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK is coordinating with the US and Canada to sanction individuals in Belarus over the August 9th presidential election. The official results gave Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko 80 percent of the vote, but the opposition rejected the results and called for new elections.
“We are coordinating with the United States and Canada to prepare appropriate listings as a matter of urgency,” Raab told UK parliament. The minister said a “whole range of potential individuals” are being considered for sanctions, but did not mention any officials by name.
The announcement came a day after Lukashenko was sworn in for another term. The US, UK, and EU rejected Lukashenko’s inauguration and said they would not recognize his presidency.
“The United States cannot consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimately elected leader of Belarus. The path forward should be a national dialogue leading to the Belarusian people enjoying their right to choose their leaders in a free and fair election under independent observation,” the US State Department said on Wednesday.
Tensions have simmered between Russia and NATO since the disputed election. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrown his support behind Lukashenko, and Moscow has pledged security assistance if Belarus faces external threats. Lukashenko has accused NATO of building troops on Belarus’ border to depose the embattled president, but the alliance denies this and maintains that it is a purely defensive force. Belarus borders three NATO countries to its west; Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.
6 thoughts on “US, UK, and France to Sanction Belarus”
the angloshere and their colonies cannot tolerate democracy—nazi dictatorship like USA ally w other nazi states—ukraine, canada
Normally I do not like the description of thing or people as Nazi (because of lack of precision and laziness) but the combination of aggression, malevolence, dishonesty, and pettiness in these three nations tempts me greatly to say you are heading in the right direction. :—)
The adjective “communist” would work equally well but there’s no reason to complicate things.
Adorno conducted anti-semitic studies in the USA during WWII; he found that amerikans were far more antisemitic than were ordinary Germans of the WWII era…Geoffrey Gorer observed the extreme anti-semitism in USA in the late 1960’s
only 3 nations voted to oppose condemnation of nazi symbolisms/expressions during Obama and trump—USA. Canada, Ukraine
USA/Canada funds and trains the Nazi brigades in Ukraine—Azov, Swoboda, Praviya Sektor
There’s no compelling explanations given by our gov’t or the French’s except uttering the old tired line (Democracy, Human Rights violations). But it’s perfectly fine if the Yellow Vests movement ( a populist, grassroots movement for economic justice) are beaten, or arrested for demanding social/economic justice. Or, it’s fine if we in the US violate the rights of minorities & fail to recognize the frustrations of the minority youths stemming from police violence & unequal justice. The West epitomizes hypocrisy & double standard; thus lacks credibility.
It is an amazing hubris — so much arrogance, such capacity for lying is phenomenal!
The opposition is foreign funded, and it should not have bern even allowed to enter as a political party.
Lukashenko was never in danger of losing elections. People vote pocketbook and low unemployment is the key to his success.
Protests are nothing unusual after elections — losing side is not accepting it. But really — if this happened to be a tight elections — I can see the reason for commotion.
But these extra-sized lies about “stolen elections”, are telling. West is losing its collective mind,
Every Hubris gives birth to its Nemesis. And Nemesis is not merely retribution, but punishment for undeserved fortune.
The only sane country in Europe is Swiss Government. Being asked to comment on Belarus, the reply was — we recognize states, not governments. It is this bad habit of pontificating over other countries elections that is getting out of hand,
Until we run into a spot of bother of our own.
Whoever loses in November in US will not concede. Will other countries start taking sides?
Is there anything on the entire planet that is not of deep concern to the Exceptional Nation?
Forgive me, Jesus, but I simply don’t care who is the president of Belarus or whether Bellorusians eat nutritious food.
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