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Elena Panina: “The EC statement on Belarus is aimed at radicalizing the situation”

The purpose of the statement by the representative of the European Commission on possible sanctions against Belarus is to promote the radicalization of the situation in Minsk, they can be introduced if the situation does not develop according to the Western scenario, said Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Earlier, the official representative of the European Commission, Peter Stano, at a press conference in Brussels, said that the EU countries are discussing possible measures against Belarus, but in order to make a decision, it is necessary to fully clarify the picture of what is happening in the presidential elections in this country.

In an interview with RIA Novosti, the deputy noted that against the background of the events taking place in Belarus, “the European bureaucracy is increasing pressure on Minsk.”

“Brussels spent a lot of time on the appearance of“ supporting the sovereignty of Belarus ”in the face of the mythical“ Russian threat, ”but this was done with the goal of further tearing Belarus away from Russia, and not at all for the sake of the Belarusian people. “curators.” The purpose of the EC statement is to promote the radicalization of the situation in Minsk, “Panina said.

According to the parliamentarian, today there is no doubt that sanctions will be imposed if the situation does not develop according to the Western scenario. In addition, the deputy noted, the hopes of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko that the West will perceive him as an equal partner and declare him “white and fluffy,” “clearly did not come true.”

“Lukashenka’s anti-Russian games with the West will not bring Minsk to any good and every day create new preconditions for the repetition of the Ukrainian scenario in Belarus,” Panina stated.

The presidential elections in Belarus were held on Sunday. According to the CEC, the current head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, is gaining 81.35%, followed by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya with 8%. Unauthorized protests are taking place in a number of cities in Belarus.

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