On the eve of November 4, the countries approved the expansion of sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, including President Alexander Lukashenko and his 44-year-old son Viktor, the international French radio RFI reports.
According to the sources, the sanctions should take effect in the coming days. According to a diplomat from a delegation of one of the countries in the EU Council, the decision on Lukashenka will be approved by the Council in the coming days and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
According to Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak the sanctions will affect not only Lukashenka, but also 14 more Belarusian citizens.
“The EU ambassadors have just given the green light to the asset freeze and the entry ban for Lukashenka + 14 other Belarusians. It will be published in the official EU magazine on November 6,” the journalist said.
According to AFP, Viktor Lukashenko holds several key posts in the hierarchy created by his father: Assistant to the President of Belarus for National Security, Member of the Security Council of Belarus and First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.