Three major sectors of the Belarusian economy – potash, oil industry, and banks – will fall under sanctions because of the incident with the Ryanair airliner and the arrest of Protasevich
In addition to the personal sanctions, which will affect dozens of officials of the regime of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, the European Union will impose sectoral measures against the state economy.
This was reported by journalist Rickard Jozwiak on June 18.
“The Foreign Affairs Council on Monday agreed on an agreement on EU sectoral sanctions against Belarus in three areas – potash, banking, and oil – with a political green light,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter.
The final adoption of sanctions is expected in the coming days.
As a reminder, on 23 May, Belarusian special services, using a MiG-29 fighter jet, forced a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius to land at Minsk airport and detained two passengers – former editor-in-chief of the Telegram channel Nexta Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapieha, a Russian citizen.