U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose new sanctions on Belarus

The United States and its allies, including the European Union, on Thursday imposed sanctions against dozens of individuals and entities in Belarus in a coordinated move to escalate punitive action against President Alexander Lukashenko and his government. The latest round of sanctions aim to significantly increase pressure on Lukashenko, who is accused of rigging the… Read More U.S., EU, Britain and Canada impose new sanctions on Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders government to help Belarus weather western sanctions

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s government to help Belarus weather western sanctions imposed during Minsk’s crackdown on political opponents, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko travelled to Russia, a close ally, to hold talks with Putin on Tuesday. The European Union and United States have imposed punitive measures on Belarus in… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin orders government to help Belarus weather western sanctions

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