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Belarus: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL7074, tabled on 17 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions on Belarus.

Answered on

30 March 2022

Under our Belarus sanctions regime, which was in place prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have imposed sanctions on President Lukashenko and 117 other individuals and entities as well as trade, financial and aviation sanctions. In addition, on 1 March, the UK announced a first tranche of sanctions against Belarusian individuals and organisations in response to the role the country is playing in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including facilitating the invasion from within its borders. The Foreign Secretary has committed to going further and our intention is to extend recent Russia sanctions to Belarus in due course.