The Russian Foreign Ministry urged to think about the consequences of sanctions against Belarus

The possible termination of gas transit through Belarus would not meet the interests of Russia or the West, said Alexei Polishchuk, director of the Second Department of the CIS Countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to him, the European Union should understand the consequences of the “strangulation” of Minsk by the sanctions. “The closure of the Belarusian transit would not meet either Russian interests or the interests of Western consumers, would affect the volume of supplies and price indicators, which are already breaking records,” – said Mr. Polishchuk in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to him, Russia constantly calls on Western countries to abandon double standards and illegitimate restrictions, which speak of the inability to solve problems in a civilized way. He added that Western restrictions “provoke retaliatory measures, which are no less painful.” According to him, the closure of the Belarusian transit would not meet either Russian interests or interests….

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