Gazeta Wyborcza: Lukashenka punished Belarusians by banning Polish goods


Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, in order to punish Warsaw for supporting the Belarusian opposition, imposed a ban on the import of Polish goods into Belarus. However, the residents of Belarus, not Poland, suffer primarily from these measures, writes the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.


Recently, the Belarusian customs have been conducting unprecedented checks on the border with Poland. Almost all Polish goods are prohibited from being imported into Belarus. Customs officers issue an ultimatum - either throw away purchases made in Poland, or return with them.

By introducing such a ban, Lukashenka is realizing his long-held dream of cutting off Belarusians from Polish supermarkets. For years, shopping in Poland has been a headache for Minsk. Belarusians prefer to buy in Poland, because it is cheaper, while they buy currency in Belarus and take it abroad. Lukashenka fought against this in various ways - he introduced restrictions on the import of goods, on crossing the border, etc. It was possible to completely curb this phenomenon only after the start of large protests. The ban on the import of Polish goods is intended to save the diminishing foreign exchange reserves of Belarus, as well as to show that the Belarusian president does not throw words to the wind.

If the closure of the border for goods from Poland turns out to be permanent, the Polish supermarkets located near the border, operating before the pandemic at the expense of buyers from Belarus, will be at a loss. However, ordinary Belarusians who could save money thanks to cheap purchases in Poland will suffer even more. But today Minsk is the least worried about it.

- Wyborcza experts believe, considering that in this way Lukashenka punished the Belarusians.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 21 September 2020 16: 55
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    at a loss will be the Polish supermarkets located near the border, operating before the pandemic at the expense of buyers from Belarus. ..
    But today Minsk is the least worried about it.

    Well and so Warsaw is even less worried about this, judging by the incessant impudent interference of the Polish authorities in the internal affairs of Belarus ?! winked
    Or did they consider the President of Belarus to be the same cowardly patient as Yanukovych, the beetle "proFesor" -kroprezik ?! smile
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 21 September 2020 18: 02
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    Poles, look around, slowly and carefully. In Latvia, the last fish cannery, which had existed since 1892, was closed. And in Belarus sprats are and will be.
    It's good that the Belarusians today are not worried about the losses of your supermarkets, and that not only you have good goods.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 21 September 2020 19: 34
      +3
      And why should the tribals produce sprats? Kaliningrad ones are no worse, it seems they have appeared in Riga since May this year.
      Everything is going well: in Ukraine, they eat lard from Poland and Germany, the tribals will switch to sprats from Russia. If only there was enough money.
    2. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 22 September 2020 12: 22
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      and sprat is caught for sprats in the Belarusian sea or bought and processed from Latvians? or even just sculpt their stickers. these sprats are the same Belarusian as shrimps
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 September 2020 18: 09
    +4
    Yes, of course, how will Belarusians live without Polish lace panties and toilet paper? Will Belarusians starve to death without Polish supermarkets? Another exceptional nation! They will end up badly!
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 22 September 2020 12: 37
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      They will stick their stickers and sell them to bulbafils in Russia as high-quality Belarusian knitwear. when they caught sanctioned goods under the guise of Belarusian, Lukashenka stank most of all .. Apparently this is his business. so it will prohibit buying Polish, but will sell Polish under the guise of Belarusian with a premium for "quality".
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 September 2020 20: 26
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    Who cares about ordinary citizens?
    Power and money for the elita is to preserve and increase, and cheap goods, supermarkets and so on, who needs them at the top?
    They don't go to hypermarkets ...
  5. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 22 September 2020 06: 38
    +1
    One to one screeched about Russia when we began to implement the response to the sanctions. Thanks for the magic pendel, agriculture has been gradually pulled out to an acceptable level and today is almost independent of European fruit and vegetables.
  6. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 22 September 2020 10: 03
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    Here's what's interesting - how much time has passed since Lukashenka handed over the "intercepted negotiations" to Russia, but so far there is deathly silence. It seems that my prediction is justified - the Kremlin will stubbornly keep silent on this topic until everything is safely forgotten. Fake? Expose yourself to the laughing stock of the whole world? And say that this is a mediocre clumsy fake is also impossible. Only remains silent after this disservice of the agrofuehrer.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 September 2020 14: 08
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    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, in order to punish Warsaw for supporting the Belarusian opposition, imposed a ban on the import of Polish goods into Belarus. However, the residents of Belarus, not Poland, suffer primarily from these measures, writes the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.

    - Yes, such "gestures" will only raise the "bar of Poland" among the Belarusian youth and middle-aged Belarusians ... - among the most "influential category" of the population of Belarus ... - And the Belarusian youth will even more want to join the EU, to Western Europe. .. - Yes .., Lo (Lukashenko) is no longer good for anything ... -This Lo ... as ... as ... as a wounded animal has already begun to do absurd things ... - And what else is he can throw it out ... - from him at any moment you can expect everything ...
    - Personally, I would not be surprised that Law can go behind Russia's back even to send troops from Poland and Ukraine ... - And it is quite possible ... - Russia can simply slap this action ... - To save his position, Law can easily go for it ... -Like how Anwar Sadat (the President of Egypt) once concluded a separate peace behind the back of Russia (USSR); who helped this Sadat in everything ... - And the Russians were then expelled from Egypt in a matter of hours ... - and there were so many Russian equipment and Russian military specialists ... - "a whole army" of Russian military specialists ... - After all, Law understands very well that Russia must remove him very soon anyway ... - otherwise nothing will subside in Belarus ... - Therefore, Law will do anything ... just to sit on "his throne" ...