4 February 2023, Saturday, 13:05
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Czech ForMin for sanctions against Belarusian politicians

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said today he is against severance of all relations with Belarus, but he would support sanctions against the country´s political representatives, such as restricting their opportunities to travel abroad.

In a lecture on Czech foreign political priorities this year, Schwarzenberg said he is in favour of continued support to the development of civic society in Belarus.

The prepared new concept of Czech diplomacy places emphasis on human rights and democracy in the world.

Representatives of the Belarussian democratic opposition called on the European Union in Prague last week to introduce sanctions against the regime of Alexandr Lukashenko.

Schwarzenberg said then he cannot imagine the Czech Republic´s friendly relations with Belarus in a situation where Lukashenko´s political opponents are in jail.