Lukashenka promised to end migration crisis if the EU recognises him as president and lifts sanctions

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На русском языке: Лукашенко обещал прекратить миграционный кризис, если ЕС признает его президентом и отменит санкции
На беларускай мове: Лукашэнка абяцаў спыніць міграцыйны крызіс, калі ЕС прызнае яго прэзідэнтам і спыніць санкцыі

Lukashenka has imposed conditions for ending the emigration crisis at the border with the European Union: he demands to recognise him as the president of Belarus and to lift the sanctions imposed by the EU after the brutal suppression of protests in Belarus, hundreds of politically motivated criminal cases and the forced landing of the Ryanair plane in Minsk. This was told by Eva-Maria Liimets, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

According to her, Lukashenka told this during the phone conversation with Merkel on November 15.

"He wants the sanctions to be stopped, to be recognised as head of state so he can continue", – said Liimets, adding that new sanctions must be imposed as soon as possible.

On Monday, EU ministers of foreign affairs agreed to expand sanctions against Belarus. They want to target new sanctions on individuals and entities that facilitate the illegal crossing of the EU’s external borders.

We remind that on Monday Angela Merkel spoke with Lukashenka about the situation at the border between Belarus and the European Union. It was the first telephone conversation between Lukashenka and the leader of a Western country after the 2020 presidential election, the official results of which are not recognised by the West.

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