A group of EU countries wanted to introduce a visa-free regime for Belarusians

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A group of EU countries wanted to introduce a visa-free regime for Belarusians

Svetlana Tihanovskaya and Mateusz Morawiecki

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki proposed to the country's allies in the Visegrad Four – Hungary, Slovaks and the Czech Republic – to introduce a visa-free regime for Belarusians, and they support this proposal. Reported by Reuters.

Moravetsky also said that at the upcoming meeting of the Council of Europe, the Visegrad group is going to propose a new package of measures to support Belarus.

On August 31, the Baltic states announced sanctions against President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. They will include a ban on entry – this means the cancellation of official visits by the head of state.

Plans to impose sanctions against top officials of the republic were also reported in the EU and the USA. The United States is considering the introduction of sanctions against seven citizens of the republic, who are considered responsible for violations in the presidential elections and the massive use of violence against protesters.

After the presidential elections in Belarus, in which, according to the CEC, Lukashenko won 80 percent of the vote, mass protests began. Demonstrators demand the resignation of the president of the country and the holding of fair elections; clashes with the security forces occurred, during which dozens of people were injured.

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