US Ambassador to Belarus Julie Fisher told former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya that his country is renewing sanctions against 8 state-owned enterprises, TUT.BY reports.
To tell about such a joyful event, the diplomat went to the opposition politician in Vilnius. The sanctions included: Belarusian Oil Trading House, Belneftekhim, Belneftekhim USA, Belshina, Grodno Azot, Grodno Khimvolokno, Lakokraska, Naftan, Polotsk Fiberglass. After 45 days, all cooperation with these enterprises should be terminated. The sanctions are imposed due to the violation of human rights in the country. Also, the US State Department called on Alexander Lukashenko to release all political prisoners. Minsk replied that there are no political prisoners in Belarus.