16 July 2024,   07:47
EU prolongs arms embargo and sanctions against Belarus for a year

The EU extended the arms embargo against Belarus for a year, as well as restrictive measures against four citizens of this country. This is stated in a statement by the EU Council, circulated on Monday in Brussels. 

The Council decided to extend the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until February 28, 2021.

The document explains that Brussels has extended the embargo on the supply of arms and police special equipment, as well as visa restrictions against four Belarusian security officials “in connection with the unsolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist in 1999-2000”.

The EU introduced the first block of visa sanctions against Belarus and its president, Alexander Lukashenko, in connection with human rights violations back in 2002.