UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus President

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus President

The United Kingdom and Canada imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other officials following the country’s disputed presidential election and a violent crackdown on protesters.

The British measures include a travel ban and asset freeze on eight officials.

“We will hold those responsible for the thuggery deployed against the Belarusian people to account,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Raab called Lukashenko’s rule “violent and fraudulent.” He said sanctions are meant to send a clear message that “we don’t accept the results of this rigged election.”

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