U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo did not exclude the possibility of imposing sanctions against the Belarusian authorities, but noted that this issue has not yet been considered, the press service of the state Department.
During the interview, the text of which was published by the state Department, Pompeo was asked about the possible sanctions or the suspension of oil supplies to Belarus. Pompeo said that all of these options will be considered, however will need to consider what will give “a good result for the Belarusian people.” “These things have not yet defined”, — the diplomat added.
we will Remind, in Belarus the fourth day of protests against the results of voting in the presidential election that took place on August 9. According to official data of the CEC, the winner was Alexander Lukashenko: it is the election Commission has counted more than 80%, and his rival from the opposition Svetlana Tikhanovski — only 10%. However, witnesses and observers reported fraud in the areas. She Tikhanovski said that scored at least 70%, and the results of voting are forged. The day after the election, she left Belarus and now is in Lithuania. Across the country there are mass protests, they are accompanied hard by arrests, beatings of protesters and attacks by security forces on passersby and cars. Injured several hundred people, there are victims.