Five countries have joined the economic sanctions of the European Union (EU) against Belarus. This was stated by the head of the foreign policy service of the European Union, Josep Borrel, RIA Novosti reports.
North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland and Norway, which are not EU member states, have pledged to join the EU decision on the introduction of restrictive measures against Minsk. It is noted that they will ensure that their national policy corresponds to this position.
Borrel noted that the EU welcomes the countries ‘ decision to join the sanctions.
Earlier it was reported that the European Union will consider the possibility of introducing new sanctions against Belarus due to the aggravation of the migration situation on the country’s borders with Lithuania and Poland.
On July 2, the Lithuanian authorities introduced a state of emergency due to the influx of illegal immigrants from the Belarusian territory. According to the Lithuanian border guards, the number of such migrants has increased by more than 20 times compared to 2020. Lithuania blames Minsk and President Alexander Lukashenko personally for the current situation.