Government to decide on sanctions against particular Belarusian officials tomorrow

  • 2020-08-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Cabinet of Ministers will decide on sanctions against particular Belarusian officials tomorrow, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said after today's coalition cooperation meeting.

He said that today coalition partners discussed a number of topics, including the sanctions planned against particular Belarusian officials. 

Karins said that ministers would hear the Foreign Ministry's report on this matter. 

According to information available on the government document website eportfelis, the government will also decide on the Foreign Ministry's proposal to allocated EUR 150,000 from Latvia's contingency funds for the development of Belarus' civic society and independent media. 

The Foreign Ministry is also planning to conclude a EUR 52,800 contract with the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation to provide legal assistance to persons who have suffered human rights violations in Belarus following the August 9 presidential elections. 

The ministry is also planning to conclude a EUR 36,000 agreement with Marta Resource Center for Women to provide psychological assistance to persons who who have suffered human rights violations in Belarus following the August 9 presidential elections. Also, a EUR 9,500 agreement will be signed with Marta for training Belarus' psychologists.