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She’s the latest in a long line of feted ‘opposition leaders’ selected by the United States and its allies, this time from Belarus. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is now doing the rounds in Brussels to try and lobby for the EU to “be more brave” and impose punitive economic sanctions on her country – supposedly over claims of election fraud, but is there more to this story than the western mainstream media are telling their audiences?

The US and NATO-led move to isolate and punish Belarus and its President Alexander Lukashenko, a traditional ally of Russia, is currently being held up by EU member Cyprus – who is holding back its support until the EU declare sanctions on Turkey. It’s unlikely Brussels will levy sanctions on Ankara. Moreover, fashioning Tikhanovskaya as the next Juan Guiado avatar and imposing sanctions – may end up being an own-goal on the part of the West. Invariably, it will only push Belarus even closer towards Moscow.

21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen spoke with RT International about this controversial development and where it’s likely to be heading.

Watch this interview here: https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/09/22/henningsen-eu-sanctions-against-belarus-will-come-at-a-price/ 

Direct download: PH-RT-BELARUS-21SEP2020.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 10:59am CDT