A spokeswoman for the Belarusian president informs that Alyaksandr Lukashenka has instructed the government to prepare an additional response to the new sanctions. The US, UK and Canada announced new restrictions on Monday.
– Belarus will not remain indebted. As far as possible, we will respond to the sanctions – announced late Tuesday evening the spokeswoman of the Belarusian leader Natalla Ejsmant., Quoted by the state agency BiełTA.
The US, UK and Canada are imposing new sanctions on Belarus
On Monday, August 9, exactly on the anniversary of presidential elections in Belarus considered rigged, new sanctions were announced by the USA, Great Britain and Canada. The Belarusian SAI reacted on Tuesday with an announcement in which it considered the sanctions “completely unjustified”.
The British package includes a ban on imports of Belarusian potash and petroleum products, which is to reduce the incomes of the authorities in Minsk. Also US President Joe Biden announced that day new sanctions against Belarus, covering 27 people and 17 entities, including oligarchs close to Lukashenka, the National Olympic Committee (SAI) of Belarus and two key state-owned enterprises. Canada has also announced its own sanctions.
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