Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives
Sanctions are an act of economic war, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the Belarusian National Assembly, Andrei Savinykh.
The MP said: “Without a doubt, I see sanctions as an act of economic war. The sanctions are illegal. They are economic coercive measures against a sovereign state. They will undoubtedly slow down the economic development of our country. “
At the same time, the MP recalled that economic sanctions have been imposed on Belarus since 1996. “Nevertheless, we managed to deal with these negative trends. We have found ways to develop our economy, ”he noted. “There is another important point to consider. The sanctions are enforced by a certain number of countries. But these countries already account for less than a third of world GDP. You are far from being the whole world. That is why I am convinced that we can find a solution, redirect our export flows and face these challenges. “