TRT World Newsmaker: Belarus' opposition uprising

20 August 2020

Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform spoke to TRT about the current situation in Belarus. "The truth is that Europe doesn't have a lot of leavers it can pull to influence events in Belarus, it gives very little direct aid to Belarus. What it's therefore doing is imposing targeted sanctions on those members of the regime who are responsible for human rights abuse and electoral fraud. It doesn't want to go for overall economic sanctions against the people as a whole because then it would hurt the economy, which would hurt the people."