Belarus opposition leader calls for more US sanctions

2nd Jun, 2021

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BELARUSIAN opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks during a news conference with US Senators.—Reuters

VILNIUS: Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had asked the United States for further sanctions on individuals and companies supporting the Belarus government. The Biden administration said on Friday it was drawing up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Belarusian government following the former Soviet republic’s forced landing of a passenger jet and arrest of a journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega on board.

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