Earlier, Brussels said that it considers the August elections in Belarus rigged and does not recognize Lukashenko as the legitimate head of state
The foreign ministers of the EU member states failed to agree on a package of sanctions against Belarus. The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell announced this to journalists on Monday, September 21.
“For this issue, we need a unanimous decision, and now there was no unanimity in the hall,” the European Commissioner explained.
According to him, the European leaders who will gather at the summit on September 24-25 will have to solve this problem.
On September 15, Borrell announced that the European Union no longer considers Alexander Lukashenko the president of Belarus. “We consider the elections on August 9 to be rigged … We do not recognize Lukashenka as the legitimate president of Belarus,” the head of European diplomacy stressed.