On Monday, America, in collaboration with Canada and Britain, gave new rules and regulations on Belarus, marking the 1st anniversary of the start of demonstrations in the eastern European nation against voting that was broadly perceived as fraudulent.
By that time, Alexander Lukashenko (Belarusian President), has directed strict orders against peaceful protestors and political opponents.
In a statement, Joe Biden (the United States President) described that rather than respect the clear will of the Belarusian public, the Lukashenko government committed an election scam, followed by a cruel campaign of repression to stifle dissent. He added that from holding thousands of prideful demonstrators, to punishing above five-hundred civil society leaders, journalists, and activists as political detainees, to forcing the change of an international flight in an insult to global standards, the actions of the Lukashenko government are an unlawful effort to hold on to power at any price.
Actions by the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada, are pointing to the energy, construction, Tobacco, and potash industries of Minsk, which the American Treasury Debarment labeled as the wallets of the Lukashenko regime.
In a statement, Janet Yellen (United States Treasury Secretary) explained that together with their British and Canadian allies, today they are demonstrating continued international condemnation of the Government of Lukashenko’s undemocratic moves.
Belaruskali OAO banned by the United States
One of the main units being banned is Belaruskali OAO (the state-owned potash producer), the main source of the nation’s overseas income. Moreover, the novel regulations, covering forty-four people from Serbia and Belarus, will bite, explained by the deputy director of the Eurasia and Europe program at Freedom House (Sofya Orlosky).
She described to a news agency, Voice Of America (VOA), that these sanctions raise the reputational and financial costs of being friends or minions of Lukashenko. Orlosky continued that the Belaruskali firm notoriously escaped American regulations a decade ago by spinning off from a petrochemical corporation (known as Belneftekhim). She said that the new executive directive now makes it more difficult to get escape from American sanctions in a similar way and halts several other loopholes.
In reaction to the sanctions given by the British regime, which were declared previous in the day, Lukashenko described to news reporters on Monday that the Britain regime could choke on them.