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The US sanctions list includes 16 more individuals and 5 legal entities. The list also includes the KGB, internal troops, the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Brest Regional Executive Committee, the pre-trial detention center on Akrestsina Street, and the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption.

Canada also imposed sanctions against 17 individuals and 5 Belarusian organizations “in response to gross and systematic violations of human rights in Belarus.”

United Kingdom has added 11 individuals and 2 companies to the sanctions list for Belarus.

The market quotations of Belarusian Eurobonds are declining amid the news that EU ministers have decided to impose sanctions on Belarus.