• 12/04/2024 06:53

The European Union extended sanctions against Belarus

The EU Council extended restrictive measures related to internal repression in Belarus and the regime’s support for Russia’s war against Ukraine for another year, until February 28, 2025, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

The European Union has extended sanctions against Belarus

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What is known

The corresponding decision was made on February 26 in Brussels on the basis of an annual review restrictive measures and taking into account the ongoing repression and the sharp deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus, as well as the country’s continued participation in Russia’s illegal military aggression against Ukraine.

The Council of the European Union noted that, starting from August 2020 , several successive rounds of individual and sectoral sanctions were introduced against those responsible for internal repression and human rights violations in Belarus, as well as in the context of Belarusian participation in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

“With these measures, the EU is signaling to those responsible political and economic players that their actions and support for the regime and Russia are costly,” the message notes.

The Rada clarified that certain restrictive measures include a freeze on assets and a ban on the provision of funds to physical persons are additionally subject to a travel ban.

Currently, the list includes 233 individuals, including the dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, and 37 legal entities.

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