MADRID, July 5. (Moose Gazette) –
The Government of the United Kingdom has announced the imposition of new sanctions against Belarus for “actively facilitating” the “illegal invasion” of Ukraine, unleashed on February 24 by order of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
“The package extends to Belarus some of the significant measures adopted against Russia, including the ban on the import and export of goods worth nearly 60,000 million pounds (around 69,660 million euros),” the British Executive said in a statement. statement published on its website.
Thus, it has detailed that the sanctions affect the export of refined oil goods and advanced technology components, luxury goods, as well as the import of iron and steel from Belarus. “The British government further restricts Belarus’s access to the world-class financial services sector by prohibiting further Belarusian companies from issuing debt in London,” he added.
London has stressed that “the Belarusian regime has actively facilitated Putin’s invasion, allowing Russia to use its territory to pincer on Ukraine, launching troops and missiles from its border and Russian planes crossing its airspace.”
In this regard, he stated that the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, “has openly supported the Kremlin’s narrative and has stated that kyiv was ‘provoking Russia’ to justify Putin’s bloody invasion.”
“Today’s action extends the British Government’s far-reaching measures against Belarus, including a 35 percent increase in tariffs on a range of goods originating in Belarus and sanctions against Lukashenko and senior (Belarussian) government officials for their continued violations. of Human Rights and undermine democracy,” he concluded.