The US adopted the longest sanctions list against Belarus in 2021

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Last year, the longest sanctions list was adopted by the US authorities against Belarus. This is stated in the report by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

In 2021, the administration of US President Joe Biden included 59 individuals and 41 legal entities in the sanctions list for Belarus, CNAS reports.

“In 2021, the Treasury imposed a total of 100 Belarus-related sanctions designations while coordinating with European and Canadian allies on a multilateral response. In addition to U.S. sanctions, the European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions against the Belarusian regime in response to the “escalation of serious human rights violations … and the violent repression of civil society, democratic opposition and journalists.” Among the 100 total designations pursuant to Belarus-related country sanctions programs, 96 target actors in Belarus, while the remainder target entities and individuals in Cyprus, Ukraine, and Russia for their connection to the Belarusian regime’s illicit activity,” the report states.

The US adopted the longest sanctions list against Belarus in 2021

U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control

Myanmar holds the second position (76 sanctions), the third position is taken by China – 70 individuals and legal entities. Russia became the fourth in the sanctions list.

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