During a routine meeting, the Ministers of twenty-eight member countries of the European Union adopted a decision to lift part of the sanctions imposed on Belarus, which remained in force for more than 13 years.
This is reported in the Monday, February 15, foreign media reports referring to the official website of the EU.
The document says that the sanctions are removed from 170 individuals and three legal entities, including President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Continue to apply restrictive measures against four individuals, which the EU considers involved in the disappearance of Belarusian opposition representatives, as well as the arms embargo.
The edition «Kommersant» reminds that the sanctions against Belarus were introduced in several stages, and the largest package of restrictive measures was adopted in 2010 after the presidential elections and the hard crackdown that followed mass protests.