The leader of “For Freedom” movement Alyaksandr Milinkevich has stated that the Belarusian regime should be influenced by money, not by sanctions.
The resolution on the situation in Belarus would be revised by the European Parliament next week. This decision was adopted following the results of the meeting of Alyaksandr Milinkevich during the Congress of the European People’s Party, as well as his previous addresses and adoption of the resolution on Belarus by the EPP Congress. But the issue about return to sanctions won’t be considered. The European Radio for Belarus has been stated about that by “For Freedom” movement leader Alyaksandr Milinkevich.
“We are not talking about sanctions, and I am not an adherent of sanctions. I am a supported of dozed cooperation. 12 sanctions had no effect: more and more people were imprisoned, there were increasingly more repressions, more students were expelled from universities, fewer freedoms and newspapers. There were no positive results, and the economy was in progressively bad state. That is why sanctions have a symbolic nature and show that the government should not use such methods in te elections and in the political life in general,” the politician said.
As said by him, Europe should influence on the Belarusian regime not with the help of sanctions, but with the help of money.
“Completely different acts could be performed, when loans are given, when stabilization funds are created. Then the European Union can make conditions: “we are helping you, but you should make steps too”. There cannot be one-way movement, one side is help and the government makes just cosmetic steps,” Milinkevich said.
As said by him, 12 recommendations of the EU should remain. And the sides should return to the discussion on their fulfillment by Belarus.