FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 5 (2017)   

One Year after the Sanctions:
Is Europe ready for the Belarus crisis?

Julkaistu 9.2.2017

Arkady Moshes & Ryhor Nizhnikau
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The results of the ongoing normalization in relations between the EU and Belarus have been very modest, as have the domestic changes, which the turn in the European policy was intended to assist. Meanwhile, Moscow reacted to Alexander Lukashenko’s perceived "drift to the West” by toughening its approach towards Minsk. A new crisis in the east of Europe may be in the making.