Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński has said that the EU’s response to the situation in Belarus should not be limited to sanctions; it is necessary to provide the Belarusian authorities with an alternative of cooperation with Russia, Polska Agencja Prasowa reports.
According to Jabłoński, “it is necessary to present a proposal for the settlement of the Belarusian conflict, and this is possible only if we offer Belarus a real prospect of cooperation with the European Union. According to the deputy minister, the EU should “give something more” to the Belarusians as an alternative to Russian cooperation.
He is convinced that such a decision will allow President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to sit down at the negotiating table with the opposition.
An extraordinary EU summit on the situation in Belarus will take place on August 19.