US extended sanctions against Belarus


The administration of US President Donald Trump has decided to extend the sanctions regime against Belarus for another year. This is stated in a statement by the White House.

According to the statement, it is intended that the restrictive measures imposed by decree of President George W. Bush of June 16, 2006, remain in force.

“The actions and policies of certain members of the government of Belarus and other individuals continue to pose a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the statement said.

According to the document, “blocking property and property rights” includes persons who undermine democratic processes or institutions in Belarus, violate human rights and are involved in corruption.

Signed by the current US President Donald Trump, the document was sent to the US Congress.

Recall that in June, a convict convicted of killing three people was shot in Belarus. Earlier, the Council of Europe called on Belarus to introduce a moratorium on the death penalty as the first step towards its final abolition.


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