EU imposes wide-range economic sanctions on Belarus over Ryanair incident

The European Union imposed wide-ranging economic sanctions on Belarus for the first time on Thursday, targeting its main export industries and access to finance a month after it forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk. The measures include banning EU businesses from importing goods or doing business with Belarusian companies in sectors including banking,… Read More EU imposes wide-range economic sanctions on Belarus over Ryanair incident

U.S. imposes sanctions on Belarus over human rights abuses

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen Belarusian individuals and entities, the U.S. Treasury Department said, joining Britain, Canada and the European Union in applying pressure for human rights abuses and the erosion of democracy. Belarus plunged into crisis last year when street protests erupted over what demonstrators said was… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Belarus over human rights abuses

EU imposes new sanctions on Belarus over forced Ryanair plane landing

The European Union on Wednesday agreed additional sanctions on Belarus in response to the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board in May, an EU diplomat said. The sanctions, approved by EU ambassadors and to be adopted by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting… Read More EU imposes new sanctions on Belarus over forced Ryanair plane landing

Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appears at news conference, opposition queries authencity

Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress. Protasevich sat alongside four officials, two of whom were in uniform, saying he had not been made to cooperate with… Read More Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appears at news conference, opposition queries authencity

EU bans Belarusian airlines from flying over territory, access to airports

Belarus carriers will be banned from flying over European Union territory or having access to its airports from Friday, the bloc said, as the country’s exiled opposition leader called for more joint Western sanctions. The EU decision is part of planned punitive measures against Belarus in response to Minsk scrambling a warplane to force the… Read More EU bans Belarusian airlines from flying over territory, access to airports