These personal sanctions were imposed on 78 people and 7 entities. They will be banned and their assets in the EU will be seized. The provision of European funds to relevant entities will also be prohibited.
The member states of the European Union (EU) approved the addition of 78 names and 7 entities to the list of Belarusian officials sanctioned for suppressing the opposition on Wednesday, June 16. The diplomat said that seven people were also involved in the hijacking of the European passenger plane. The agreement was reached during a meeting of ambassadors held in Brussels in the capitals.
It will take effect during the Luxembourg Foreign Ministers’ Conference on June 21, and the sanctions will take effect after the names on the list are announced. Official newspaper European Union. Europeans are also preparing for sectoral economic sanctions, which will be carried out on the basis of the EU countries’ decision to prohibit Belarusian companies from entering their airspace. This measure is mainly aimed at national companies Belavia.
The Belarusian authorities decided to transfer an Irish Ryanair plane connecting Athens and Vilnius to Minsk, and took the opportunity to arrest two passengers, the Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protassevich (Roman Protassevich). ) And his companion Russian. , Sofia Sapega. Seven people, including several senior regime officials, are responsible for this transfer.
These new sanctions imposed on 78 people and 7 entities on Wednesday are individuals. They will be banned and their assets in the EU will be seized. The provision of European funds to relevant entities will also be prohibited. The European Union has sanctioned 88 members of the regime, including President Alexander Lukashenko and his son.
The economic sanctions under discussion are aimed at hitting the regime in the wallet. “Europeans are still unwilling to adopt economic sanctions, but this time we really have to take measures to make Lukashenko feel its weight.”, Explained Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy.