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The European Union has extended sanctions against Belarus for a year

The European Union has extended sanctions against Belarus for a year

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The European Union has extended until February 28 2018, the restrictive measures against Belarus, including an arms embargo and individual sanctions against four people "involved in the disappearance of two opposition politicians" in 1999 and 2000 years, said EU Council press service.

The document states that the Council made an exception, "allowing exports to Belarus of equipment for the biathlon." The communiqué stated that suppliers will need in each case apply for a permit to sell such equipment to the competent authorities of the Member States, according to RIA "Novosti".

Recall that in early February, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the economy has not felt the effects of the abolition of Western sanctions.

In February 2015, the EU formalized its decision not to renew the sanctions against 170 three citizens and legal persons of Belarus, expiring on February 29. Sanctions acted more 13 years.

Anton Nikitin
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