On Wednesday, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the protests in Belarus against the rigged presidential election, the Canadian government announced sanctions against nine individuals and seven legal entities in response to the repression of the Belarusian regime.
This is stated in a statement by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Canadian sanctions have been imposed on government officials, judges, and regime associates, including the head of Belarusian State Television, Ivan Eismont, as well as the Ministry of Defense, the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, and military production and technology companies.
"Canada condemns in the strongest terms the Belarusian regime's support for Vladimir Putin's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, which has killed and injured thousands of people, displaced millions, undermined the global economy, and exacerbated global issues such as food and energy security," the Canadian Foreign Ministry emphasized.
They also called on the self-proclaimed Belarusian president "to immediately withdraw his support for Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine."
Author - Olena Madiak, 09/08/2023