What’s Eating Europe?

How come Europe has not taken further and/or stronger steps toward taking a stand against Lukashenka’s regime in Belarus?

According to Stanislau Shushkevich, in an interview for Radio Racjya (as reported in the Charter ’97 Press Centre) it is ambivalence and fear of a new situation like the one in Georgia last summer. Shushkevich is a former head of the Supreme Council in Belarus, but now he seems to step out and critisize the regime.

The European sanctions against Belarusian governmental officials are not as effective as the American ones, Shushkevich claims. He also considers the U.S sanctions as the tools for releasing the political prisoners last year, and not the ambivalent and hesitant actions from Europe.



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