The Administration of U.S. President Joe Biden considers the possibility of introduction of extra sanctions against Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko as The Washington Post reported.
It is noted that the U.S. has started to consider such a possibility after leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed to the American officials with the urge for more decisive actions from the U.S.
The new sanctions will supplement restrictive measures introduced by the administration earlier in 2021 and they will aim for further isolation of Alexander Lukashenko.
Meanwhile, the U.S. officials did not discuss the terms and aims of new sanctions.
“We are not going to precede particular actions. But I will say that you can expect that the U.S. together with our partners and allies will continue to demand from the regime of Lukashenko the responsibility for his actions, including through the sanctions,” Representative of Biden’s administration stated.
On July 21, leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya held talks with United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the White House.
On June 9, U.S. President Joe Biden extended sanctions against Belarusian officials for another year.