Madrid, 21 (Europa Press)
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tijanovskaya on Tuesday asked the administration of US President Joe Bien to impose “strong” sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
During a visit to Washington, where she met with several senior executives in the North American country, Tijanovskaya indicated that she provided a list of companies that Lukashenko has a monopoly on and that she believes should be approved. needed.
In this sense, he pointed out that “stronger” punishments would be necessary because “they did not kill the regime” and even mentioned that the United States should “consider the possibility of imposing territorial sentences on Russia”. should,” according to CNN.
A day after meeting with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, Tijanovskaya called on the White House’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, who praised “American support for the people of Belarus and respect for the courage and determination of the country’s opposition.” In the fight for democracy and human rights.
Regarding the sanctions issue, US National Security Council (NSC) spokeswoman Emily Horn said in a statement that “the United States, along with its allies and allies, will continue to hold the Lukashenko regime accountable for its actions, enforced sanctions.” including doing”.
In this regard, he recalled the Biden administration’s request for a “credible” international investigation of Lukashenko’s order to stop the Ryanair aircraft and “conduct elections leading to the establishment of a political dialogue (…) that is free and fair.” presidential election “.
Tijanovskaya was the second-most voted candidate in the August 2020 presidential elections, ahead of a strong wave of protests in the country. Belarusian officials have repeatedly said that the post-election protests are coordinated from abroad, while Lukashenko has accused the West of directly interfering in Belarusian affairs.