The United States has added seven Belarusians and 11 Belarusian companies, including state-owned firms, to the sanctions list that support Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and Russia’s war campaign. The US Treasury announced this on its website today.
The penalties concern companies in the field of electronics, manufacturing or defense. Among the persons is, for example, the general secretary of the Belarusian Red Cross, Dzmitry Shautsov, who, according to his own words, participated in the deportation of children from the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine to Belarus.
“Our decision is a consequence of the abuse of human rights, anti-democratic actions in Belarus and elsewhere in the world committed by Lukashenko, his family and his regime. We will continue to target the regime’s sources of income as well as individuals and companies that are helping Russia wage a war campaign against Ukraine,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Brian Nelson said of the new sanctions.
Sanctions for affected entities include the freezing of all assets in the United States in which they have a half or greater interest, and also prohibit third parties from entering into any transactions with these entities in the territory of the United States.