The EAEU countries have agreed to jointly respond to sanctions imposed against any of the association’s members – as informed by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Petrishenko, following the results of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting
“A positive emotional decision has been made regarding joint measures to respond to unjustified sanctions pressure. This is an initiative of our President which was discussed in detail at the previous meeting. We have reached a consensus at this stage,” Mr. Petrishenko noted.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, a set of six retaliatory measures has been developed. In the event of a request from any state, the Eurasian Economic Commission will prepare proposals and inform the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. The latter will then decide on the introduction of these six measures.
“This is a big step forward since our integration association will collectively respond to unjustified economic pressure,” Mr. Petrishenko stressed, adding that the decision was made not only in relation to Belarus and Russia but concerns all EAEU members.