Six more countries have joined the EU sanctions for Belarus

The EU has so far blacklisted 55 Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko

Six non-EU countries have joined the EU sanctions against Belarus. This was announced in a statement issued on Tuesday by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel.

“Candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, as well as countries of the European Free Trade Area – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – have joined the EU Council decision [to impose sanctions on Belarus]”, –  the document said.

The EU has so far blacklisted 55 Belarusian officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, for Belarus. They are banned from entering the EU countries, and their funds in European banks, if found, are subject to freezing. On 19 November, the EU Foreign Ministers decided to develop a new block of sanctions against Belarus, which for the first time should include economic pressure measures in the relations of individual enterprises of this country.

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