U.S. imposes new sanctions on Belarus

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Belarus

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated eight individuals and five entities identifying one aircraft as blocked property on the three-year anniversary of the Belarusian authorities' falsification of the August 2020 presidential election and their callous crackdown on the Belarusian protest movement demanding fundamental freedoms

The Treasury Department said this in a press release on Wednesday, August 9, Ukrinform reports.

"This action targets several entities involved in the Belarusian regime's continued civil society repression, complicity in the Russian Federation's unjustified war in Ukraine, and enrichment of repressive Belarusian regime leader Alexander Lukashenko," the press release said.

The individuals and entities OFAC is targeting today include three state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the director and a subsidiary of one of the SOEs, one Government of Belarus agency and four of its employees, three individuals facilitating sanctions evasion in support of Lukashenko's regime, and one aircraft identified as blocked property.

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