Baltic countries extend travel ban for Belarusian officials, including riot police

Baltic countries extend travel ban for Belarusian officials, including riot police

Baltic countries extend travel ban for Belarusian officials, including riot police

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Friday imposed travel bans on about 100 Belarusian officials, adding them to the sanctions list, which already includes President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other officials.

The list included employees of the Belarusian OMON, judges of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, as well as employees of Lukashenka’s administration, the press service of the President of Lithuania said.

The United States, Britain and Canada are planning to impose sanctions on individual Belarusian citizens as early as Friday, six sources familiar with the situation said Thursday. The European Union was unable to agree on its own sanctions on Wednesday.

Thousands of protests against the official results of the elections in Belarus have not stopped for a month and a half; more than 12,000 people were detained for their participation in them.

(Andrius Sitas; Translated by Caleb Davis. Editor Anna Kozlova)

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