New sanctions imposed on Belarus, targeting potash producers


FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends a news conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office in London, Britain, November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss attends a news conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office in London, Britain, November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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LONDON (Bywire News) - The government has decided to impose new sanctions on individuals and organisations from Belarus. The assets of OJSC Belaruskali, the biggest potash fertiliser producer in the world, were frozen in the move.

In a statement, foreign minister Liz Truss said, "These sanctions continue to target important sources of revenue to the Lukashenko regime and place severe restrictions on those responsible for some of the worst anti-democratic acts in Belarus."

Both Canada and the United States have also imposed sanctions.

(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by William James and Klaudia Fior)

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