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The announcement was made a year after criticism of the re-election of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, considered an election. Fraud by Joe Biden. The US, UK and Canada have unveiled a new round of coordinated sanctions against Minsk. Individuals like companies are targeted.
These restrictions are intended to be severe, both in essence and in form. It was in a statement from the White House that the signing of a decree of new sanctions was announced by Joe Biden. According to the US Treasury, the goal is to hit corporations, institutions and businessmen that act as the “wallet” of the regime.
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This is the case of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee: the institution has been accused of money laundering by Washington. Along with the United Kingdom, the United States is also approving the state-owned Belaruskali Company, a company valuable to the regime as it is one of the largest producers of potash in the world.
targeted financial products
Canada specifically targets financial products. Finally, Ottawa, Washington and London jointly approved the export of petroleum products. Businessmen in these important sectors are also targeted.
In twelve months of repression against the opposition, the sanctions have multiplied, without tangible results. The latest measurements from Western countries, including European ones, are from two months ago. He was judged after the forced landing of a Ryan Air flight in Minsk, and the arrest of the disgruntled Roman Protasevich and his fiancée, who were on board.
Joe Biden received Belarusian rival in exile at the White House on July 28 Svetlana Tikhanovska, a strong mark of support for one who claims to have won the 2020 presidential election.
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