BELARUS: Lukashenko might go, but Russia’s influence will remain

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Targeted EU sanctions against individuals in President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime are symbolic and will, as such, not affect regime stability. As Russia seems well-positioned to retain its influence in Belarus regardless of the regime’s future, this increases the chances of preventing another escalation with Moscow. The EU seems relieved to play a less prominent role in the Belarusian domestic crisis than back in Ukraine, but this balancing act might pose challenges over the medium term. EU sanctions and strategy Today, 19 August, EU leaders agreed to impose sanction
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