Switzerland expands sanctions against Belarus

68 names have been added to the list of those targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze.

32 companies most of which are mainly related to Belarusian businessman Uladzimir Peftsieu have been also blacklisted. Mr. Peftsieu is believed to be a close associate of Lukashenka and one of his «bag-men».

Thus, Switzerland which is not a member of the EU has supported the bloc’s sanctions on Belarus introduced in February-March, 2012.

Now 243 individuals are already subject to a travel ban and a freeze of their assets within Switzerland.



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