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MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. The lifting of the EU’s sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko once again demonstrates the senseless and flawed nature of the sanctions policy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
"Naturally, we perceive this very positively," Peskov said, commenting on the EU’s decision to lift its sanctions on Lukashenko.
"This step simply demonstrates once again the absolutely senseless nature of sanctions and the futile continuation of the sanctions dialog and, generally, the flawed nature of the sanctions thinking," the Kremlin spokesman said.
The EU made a decision on Monday to partially lift its sanctions on Belarus, which had been in effect for more than 13 years. The decision was made by the foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states. The EU decided against renewing its sanctions on 170 Belarusian officials, including President Lukashenko, and three organizations.
At the same time, the EU extended for another 12 months its embargo on the delivery of weapons and special police equipment to Belarus, as well as visa restrictions on four Belarusian security officials.