Britain and Canada imposed sanctions against Lukashenka and a number of high-ranking Belarusian officials

Britain and Canada imposed sanctions against Lukashenka and a number of high-ranking Belarusian officials

Britain and Canada imposed sanctions against Lukashenka and a number of high-ranking Belarusian officials

(Reuters) – Britain and Canada announced on Tuesday that they are imposing sanctions against President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and several other Belarusian officials.

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab announced the imposition of sanctions against Lukashenko and seven other officials for falsifying the election results and using violence against protesters.

Britain said the new sanctions include a travel ban and an asset freeze. Lukashenko's son Viktor, the head of the Belarusian president’s administration Igor Sergeenko and the country's interior minister Yuri Karaev were also on the sanctions list.

Canada has also imposed sanctions on Lukashenka and 10 other high-ranking Belarusian officials for human rights violations, the Canadian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

(Josh Smith, Guy Falconbridge and David Lyngren. Translated by Marina Bobrova. Editor Anna Kozlova)

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