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EU approves third set of sanctions against Belarus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the EU introduced sanctions against 55 people in Belarus
23:14, 17 December 2020

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The European Union has approved the third package of sanctions aiming against the regime of self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, as Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reported.

EU environment ministers have given the final green light for the third sanctions package on Belarus,” Jozwiak wrote.

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According to him, the sanctions list includes a few leading Belarusian companies, including Beltechexport, VOLAT, Dana holdings & Synesis.

Moreover, head of the Belarusian state broadcaster Beltelradiocompany Ivan Eismont and Deputy PM Anatoliy Spivak.

The EU has extended the sanctions against Belarus twice after the presidential elections in August. Particularly, the EU imposed sanctions against 55 people guilty of the repressions and intimidations, including Alexander Lukashenko.

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Protest actions in Minsk and other cities in Belarus have been running for almost four months. People stand against the results of the presidential election that took place in August. Back then, the Central Election Committee announced that Alexander Lukashenko won the race. The Belarusian opposition did not recognize these results; neither do the EU and the U.S.

 

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