Lithuanian lawmakers vote for sanctions against Belarus

Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for economic sanctions against the regime in neighboring Belarus, saying the presidential election there mustn't be internationally recognized. “We are sending a strong message to the world today,” Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said after the 120-0 vote with two abstentions. The document adopted by lawmakers also calls for the international rejection of the legitimacy of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

Lithuanian lawmakers vote for sanctions against Belarus

Lithuanian lawmakers vote for sanctions against BelarusLithuania’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for economic sanctions against the regime in neighboring Belarus, saying the presidential election there mustn't be internationally recognized. “We are sending a strong message to the world today,” Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said after the 120-0 vote with two abstentions. The document adopted by lawmakers also calls for the international rejection of the legitimacy of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.