US to return sanctions against Belarusian state-owned enterprises
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Since June 3, the United States has reintroduced sanctions against nine state-owned enterprises of Belarus due to the incident with the emergency landing of a Ryanair aircraft in Minsk. This was announced in the White House.

“Sanctions are being reintroduced against nine Belarusian state-owned enterprises that previously received benefits on the basis of a series of general licenses from the Ministry of Finance,” said Jen Psaki, spokesman for the White House. It is noted that as a result of this measure, citizens of the United States will be prohibited from making transactions with these organizations, their property, or their own interests in property.

In addition, the Treasury will develop a decree that will give the United States expanded powers to impose sanctions against the leadership of Belarus, as well as those who “support corruption, human rights violations and attacks on democracy.”

Earlier, the White House announced the development of sanctions against Belarusian officials and the suspension of the agreement with Belarus on air traffic. In addition, the United States, in cooperation with the EU and other partners, is developing a list of targeted sanctions against key Belarusian politicians who are related to human rights violations, as well as corruption, falsified August elections, and the events of May 23, the statement said.

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