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The Baltic States Compose New Sanctions List Of 100 Lukashenka's Officials

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The Baltic States Compose New Sanctions List Of 100 Lukashenka's Officials
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They will be banned from entering the territory of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

The Baltic states have prepared and, in the coming days, will announce a new sanctions list of about 100 officials of Lukashenka's regime, who will be banned from entering the territory of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. This was announced on Thursday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics, TASS reports.

In an interview with Latvian Radio, he indicated that an agreement on this issue with neighboring Lithuania and Estonia was reached on September 23. "This list includes about 100 persons who are associated with violence in Belarus," he said.

According to Rinkevics, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia decided to expand the sanctions list themselves, without waiting for a similar decision to be made and agreed by the European Union. "The sanctions will be expanded. This does not mean that this is a definitive list; we are trying to analyze the information. The three Baltic countries agreed to continue expanding the sanctions list," he stressed.

The Baltic states imposed sanctions on 30 Belarusian officials on August 31. A five-year travel ban has been established for Lukashenka, the ministers of internal affairs, justice, and the prosecutor general, representatives of the usurper's administration service, the Central Election Commission, and security forces.