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The Russian Federation uses Belarus to purchase goods subject to sanctions, including luxury goods, — Matskevich

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May29,2024

Russia uses Belarus to purchase goods subject to sanctions, including luxury items, — Mackevich

Sanctions against Russia are many times greater than those imposed on the Lukashenko regime, which leaves considerable room for Moscow's actions through Minsk. Thus, despite sanctions restrictions, the aggressor country continues to buy not only dual purpose goods for its military-industrial complex, but also luxury items. Belarusian politician, representative of the Coordinating Council of Democratic Forces of Belarus Valery Matskevich reported this today, May 29, on the TV channel FREEDOM.

“Sanctions are one of the key fronts in the ongoing war. Russia's military industry and armed forces depend on Western technology. Therefore, it is important what Russia gets rid of. If sanctions can be circumvented, in particular with the help of third countries and Lukashenka's regime, then they, in fact, do not play any role and turn into just a bureaucratic procedure”, — he said.

The Belarusian politician noted that sanctions against Russia are 12 times greater than against Belarus. In fact, the measures against the Lukashenko regime are much milder.

“This is a huge sanctions loophole through which, according to experts, in 2022 and 2023 alone, goods worth more than 10 billion euros arrived in Russia from Poland, Lithuania and Germany. This hole enables Russia to continue large-scale aggression against Ukraine”, — emphasized Matskevich.

According to him, in addition to dual-purpose goods used for the production of weapons, luxury items such as diamonds and luxury cars are also supplied.

“This is like a reward for those loyal to the Kremlin and Putin personally, those who do everything so that Russia can continue its aggressive actions against Ukraine. And, of course, we, as democratic forces, are doing everything possible to harmonize the sanctions against the Lukashenka and Putin regimes,”, — Valery Matskevich summarized.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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