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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have blacklisted embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other high-ranking officials for alleged election fraud and a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
Reacting to the three Baltic countries’ move, t.he Belarusian Foreign Ministry said on Monday it will respond in an equivalent fashion, calling their sanctions a hasty step, the RIA news agency reported.
Lukashenko on Monday discussed plans for a referendum on constitutional reforms, acknowledging the country’s “Somewhat authoritarian system”.