24 January 2021,   07:43
EU to impose more Belarus sanctions

European Union foreign ministers agreed to push ahead with a new round of sanctions on Belarus including on Belarusian companies, in response to state repression of pro-democracy protests.

The EU has already imposed travel bans and asset freezes on almost 50 Belarusian officials in protest over an Aug. 9 presidential election the West says was rigged and over President Alexander Lukashenko’s violent crackdown on opponents.

The new sanctions are expected to target more senior officials and also entities that finance Lukashenko and his government.