EU, UK, US AND CANADA HAVE ALL IMPOSED NEW SANCTIONS I RESPECT OF BELARUS

On 21 June, EU Sanctions blog reported that the EU and 3 countries had imposed new sanctions in response to activities relating to the August 2020 presidential election, and the May 2021 forced diversion of Ryanair flight 4978 to Minsk and arrests of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega. 

The EU has imposed targeted sanctions on 71 people and 7 entities

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/06/21/belarus-fourth-package-of-eu-sanctions-over-enduring-repression-and-the-forced-landing-of-a-ryanair-flight/

The UK had added 13 entries – 11 individuals and 2 entities – to its Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/995254/Notice_Belarus_210621.pdf

The US State Department has imposed visa restrictions on 46 Belarusian officials, while OFAC has designated 16 people and 5 entities

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0237

https://www.state.gov/holding-the-lukashenka-regime-and-its-enablers-to-account/

Canada has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on 17 individuals and 5 entities

https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2021/06/canada-imposes-additional-sanctions-on-belarusian-individuals-and-entities.html

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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