EU: Extended scope of sanctions on Belarus
Further targeted restrictive measures resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and in response to Belarus’ involvement
Further targeted restrictive measures resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The European Commission (EC) today announced that the EU Council adopted further targeted restrictive measures resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and in response to Belarus’ involvement.
According to today’s EC release, the new measures:
- Create a closer alignment of EU sanctions targeting Russia and Belarus
- Help guarantee that Russian sanctions cannot be circumvented through Belarus
- Expand the ban on exports to Belarus to a number of highly sensitive goods and technologies that contribute to Belarus' military and technological enhancement
- Impose an additional export ban on firearms and ammunition, and on goods and technology suited for use in aviation and the space industry
- Align the Belarus sanctions with the Russia sanctions regime
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