EU sanctions on Belarus remain blocked by Cyprus, Borrell says

The European Union is still unable to adopt sanctions targeting people involved in electoral fraud and repression in Belarus due to member state disagreement at a foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels.”Although there is a clear will to adopt those sanctions, it has not been possible to do that today because the required unanimity was not reached,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.Cyprus is not opposed to sanctions on Belarus but doesn’t think it should add its vote to make them possible, according to Borrell. “I perfectly understand the situation of Cyprus,” he said. “I regret that …

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