Belarusian authorities will not rush to retaliate to Poland's visa bans against the officials, involved in the detention of opposition after the presidential election. This was stated by the head of information, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh at the briefing on January 20.
«Belarus regretted Poland’s decision, clearly showing its chose to follow the path of confrontation, so we can’t but react. Accordingly, we’ll be forced to take adequate measures in future,» BelTA quoted Andrei Savinykh.
Foreign Ministry spokesman added that the Belarusian authorities had taken no actions in response to the visa restrictions so far. «They will be quite adjusted to fully comply with the format and scope of the measures, declared by the Polish side,» the press secretary office.
As Telegraf previously reported, the Republic of Poland imposed sanctions on the Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko and several hundred officers on January 17. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country made the list of persons, participating in the persecution of the opposition in connection with Minsk massive demonstrations in December.
The EU decision on such sanctions is expected to be taken on January 31.
Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov called the decision of the Polish authorities to ban the Belarusian officials entry into their country «ineffective» and said that the official Minsk might retaliate.