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Lithuania, Latvia, And Estonia Impose Sanctions On Lukashenko, 28 Officials

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia imposed travel bans on President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other Belarusian officials on Monday, 31 August.  

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The three Baltic states accuse Lukashenko and other officials of electoral fraud and being responsible for police violence against protesters since the presidential election on 9 August. The black list of the affected officials includes:

  • Alexander Lukashenko
  • Viktor Lukashenko, Assistant to the President of Belarus for National Security, Member of the Security Council of Belarus, First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus
  • Igor Sergeenko, Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus
  • Maxim Ryzhenkov, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus
  • Olga Chupris, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus
  • Dmitry Krutoy, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus
  • Gennady Bogdan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the President of Belarus
  • Lidia Yermoshina, Chairperson of the CEC of Belarus
  • Vadim Ipatov, Deputy Chairman of the CEC, Director of the National Center for Legislation and Legal Research of Belarus
  • Elena Dmukhaylo, Secretary of the CEC of Belarus
  • Svetlana Katsubo, CEC member, head of the department of social, humanitarian and legal disciplines of the educational institution “P.O. Sukhoi Gomel State Technical University”
  • Igor Plyshevsky, CEC member, Head of the Main Department of Justice of the Minsk City Executive Committee
  • Oleg Slizhevsky, CEC member, Minister of Justice of Belarus
  • Irina Tselikovets, member of the CEC, Head of the Notary and Registry Office of the Ministry of Justice of Belarus
  • Valery Vakulchik, Chairman of the KGB
  • Ivan Tertel, Chairman of the KGC [the State Monitoring Committee]
  • Ivan Noskevich, Chairman of the Investigative Committee
  • Alexander Konyuk, Prosecutor General
  • Yuri Karaev, Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Gennady Kazakevich, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus – Head of the Criminal Police
  • Alexander Barsukov, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus – Head of the Public Security Police
  • Sergei Khomenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus
  • Yuri Nazarenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus
  • Roman Melnik, Head of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Ivan Kubrakov, Head of the Main Internal Affairs Directorate of the Minsk City Executive Committee
  • Oleg Shablyko, Deputy Head of the Security Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Head of the Department of Ideological Work and Staffing
  • Andrei Ravkov, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus
  • Alexey Volkov, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee
  • Sergey Azemsha, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee
  • Andrey Smal, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee.

Meanwhile, other European Union states have been working on their own list of Belarusian individuals to target with sanctions. The three Baltic states are in the EU and Lithuania and Latvia border Belarus.

Last Friday, Alexander Lukashenko threatened to cut off European neighbours from shipping goods to Russia over Belarusian territory and divert exports shipped through Lithuania in retaliation against any sanctions.

Lithuania has been hosting former presidential candidate and opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was forced to flee the country there after the election. Tsikhanouskaya will address the UN Security Council and PACE, her press service said.

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