The U.S. imposes sanctions against 100 Belarusian officials

Department of State
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На русском языке: CША вводят санкции против 100 беларусских чиновников
На беларускай мове: ЗША ўводзяць санкцыі супраць 100 беларускіх чыноўнікаў

The U.S. imposes visa restrictions against 100 Belarusian officials and their affiliates for their involvement in undermining democracy in Belarus. This was stated by Antony J. Blinken, the Secretary of State.

«Today we are announcing steps to impose visa restrictions on 100 regime officials and their affiliates for their involvement in undermining or injuring democratic institutions or impeding the transition to democracy in Belarus,» Blinken said.

These individuals include those holding high-ranking positions in the Administration of the President, Ministry of Internal Affairs, KGB, the Central Election Commission, the Prosecutor General’s Office, Central Office of the Investigative Committee, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Main Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBOPiK), the National State TV and Radio Company “Belteleradio,” the Second National Television Station, and the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of Belarus.

In addition, already implemented restrictions against Mikalai Karpiankou, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Commander of the Internal Troops, and Dzmitriy Balaba, Commander of the Special Task Police Force (OMON) of the Minsk City Executive Committee of Internal Affairs, have been extended. The amendments include visa restrictions against their immediate family members, including Karpiankou’s wife Irina and son Igor, and Balaba’s wife Tatyana and sons Artem and Maksim, making them ineligible for entry into the U.S.

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