The UK has imposed a “significant new package” of economic sanctions on Belarus. Covering trade, financial and aviation sectors the sanctions have been announced on the one-year anniversary of the fraudulent election of President, Alexander Lukashenko. The UK’s move has been co-ordinated with similar decisions from U.S., Canada and the EU in response to the continued human rights violations and undermining of democracy by the Lukashenko regime.

Deputy head of crime, Neil Williams, was asked his thoughts on the matter by Thomson Reuters’ Regulatory Intelligence. Neil discusses the Belarusian sanctions with Alex Davidson, highlighting that this move will increase pressure on the Belarusian regime and those linked to it.

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