The United States is today designating 19 individuals and entities that generate revenue for the Lukashenka regime, operate in the Belarusian defense sector, and facilitate Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. We are taking these actions to increase the cost to the Lukashenka regime for its brutal suppression of the pro-democracy movement and civil society in Belarus, corrupt financial enrichment of the Lukashenka family, and complicity in Russia’s unjustified war against Ukraine.
Today’s action reaffirms the United States efforts to promote accountability for the Lukashenka regime’s abuses in Belarus and around the world. We will continue to support democratic actors and civil society in Belarus who oppose Lukashenka’s authoritarian regime and its support of the Kremlin’s war effort against Ukraine.
The Department of the Treasury actions were taken pursuant to Executive Orders (E.O.) 14038 “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus” and E.O. 14024 “Blocking Property With Respect To Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.” For more information on these designations, see Treasury’s press release.
Official news published at https://www.state.gov/taking-additional-sweeping-actions-against-the-belarusian-regime/