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The European Union introduced new sanctions against Belarus

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

The European Union has introduced new sanctions against Belarus

Photo: Polish-Belarusian border. May 2024/AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

The Council of the European Union introduced new sanctions against Belarus, aimed at trade, services, transport and preventing the circumvention of previously imposed sanctions against the country. This is reported on the website of the EU Council.

The European Union, in particular, has extended the restrictions previously imposed against Belarus on the export of dual-use goods and advanced technologies; an additional ban is being introduced on the export of luxury goods to the country from the EU , as well as goods and technologies related to maritime shipping.

New sanctions introduce a ban on the import of diamonds, gold, coal, and crude oil into EU countries from Belarus. At the same time, the export from EU countries to Belarus of goods and technologies used in the field of oil refining and liquefied natural gas is prohibited.

In addition to sanctions on the import and export of goods, the EU imposes restrictions on the provision of a number of services to Belarus, including including accounting, auditing, tax, architectural, engineering, legal, as well as consulting in the field of information technology and advertising.

The EU has banned the transit of dual-use goods and technologies through the territory of Belarus, as well as goods that can contribute to the development of its defense and security sector.

The European Union has also introduced restrictions on the transportation of goods on its territory on goods registered in Belarus trailers and semi-trailers, even if the cargo is transported by a tractor registered outside the country.

At the beginning of October 2022, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting on military security issues, admitted that Belarus was taking part in a “special military operation” Russia in Ukraine.

Officially, the Belarusian army does not take part in a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine, however, Lukashenko provided the territory of Belarus for the passage and temporary deployment of Russian troops, and attacks on Ukraine are carried out from its territory. Due to complicity in the war against Ukraine and mass repressions, the US, EU and UK imposed sanctions against Belarus.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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