EU okays 4th sanctions package against pro-Lukashenka officials, companies

On Monday, the foreign ministers of EU member countries have approved the fourth package of personal sanctions against the Belarusian regime.

The bloc has frozen assets and imposed visa bans on 78 Belarusian officials and 8 companies, RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak reports from Brussels. The list includes Lukeshenka’s alleged bagmen, well as his son Dzmitry Lukashenka and daughter-in-law Liliya Lukashenka, rectors of higher educational institutions, prosecutors, judges, policemen and high-ranking military personnel.

According to RFE/RL, the European Union has blacklisted MPs Aleh Haydukevich and Henadz Davydzka, Defence Minister Viktar Khrenin, propagandists Andrey Mukavozchyk and Syarhei Husachenka, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Volha Chamadanava, Deputy Interior Minister Mikalai Karpyankou, businessmen Alyaksei Aleksin, Alyaksandr Zaitsau, Mikhail Gutseriyev, as well as prosecutor assistant Alina Kasyanchyk and judge Natallya Buhuk who were involved in sentencing Belsat TV journalists Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova.

Belarusian enterprises MAZ, BelAZ, Logex, New Oil Company (aka Novaya Neftyanaya Kompaniya), Sohra, Bremino Group, Globalcustom and Belaeronavigatsia have reportedly been included in the 4th package of sanctions.

The details are expected to appear in the EU official journal on June 21, Jozwiak added.

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