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Estonia is imposing sanctions on an additional 28 Belarusian officials

20. November 2020 - 14:43

Today 20 November, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published an additional list of 28 Belarusian officials subject to an entry ban under the International Sanctions Act. The sanction list currently includes 156 officials in total.               

They have a central role in falsifying election results in Belarus and using violence against peaceful protesters. The officials listed will be subject to prohibition on entry to the Republic of Estonia from 20 November 2020 until 30 August 2025.

“Considering the fact that the situation in Belarus remains very tense and the authorities are exerting increasing pressure on peaceful protesters, we cannot stand by calmly. Sanctions is our way of showing our position on this issue and we are renewing our call on the Belarusian authorities to end the violence against the people of Belarus immediately and release all those detained at the protests, including political prisoners,” Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said.

“At the meeting of the foreign affairs ministers of the EU yesterday, I called on my colleagues to impose additional sanctions on Belarusian officials and add the companies that support the Lukashenko regime to the EU sanctions list,” the foreign minister emphasised.

Latvia and Lithuania simultaneously published their lists of individuals subject to the entry ban. Additional European Union sanctions are currently being drafted.

The full list: https://vm.ee/et/vabariigi-valitsuse-sanktsioon-seoses-olukorraga-valgev... (includes the names published on 31 August and 25 September)

Additional information:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
press@mfa.ee

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