In the fight against “human rights breaches,” Boris and Biden slap sanctions on Belarus.

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In the fight against “human rights breaches,” Boris and Biden slap sanctions on Belarus.

Boris and Biden put sanctions on Belarus in the battle against “human rights violations.”

The United Kingdom and the United States have imposed new sanctions on Belarus, as ministers put more pressure on the country’s autocratic leadership.

On the one-year anniversary of Alexander Lukashenko’s clinging to power following a stolen election, the restrictions were announced.

The despot has controlled the former Soviet republic since 1994.

Lukashenko won the election with a landslide victory, igniting countrywide demonstrations.

Attempts by the West to persuade Belarus to alter course have failed badly in the past.

Commerce, banking, and aviation are all targets of the current restrictions.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated, “The Lukashenko administration continues to undermine democracy and violate human rights in Belarus.”

“These penalties demonstrate that the UK will not tolerate Lukashenko’s behavior in the aftermath of the fraudulent election.

“Products from Lukashenko’s state-owned industry will not be sold in the UK, and our aerospace firms will not work on his fleet of luxury planes.”

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