Belarusian opposition leader calls on US to increase sanctions against Minsk
Belarus opposition leader Zvetlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on US authorities to impose tougher sanctions on companies that produce potatoes, oil, clothing and steel in her country, which she says financially feeds the regime and oligarchs. of autocratic leader Alexander Lukashenko.
The call was made from Washington, where she is on an official visit, in which the focus was on international cooperation to put pressure on the release of journalist Roman Protasevich, his girlfriend and all other dissidents who currently persecuted by the Moscow-backed regime.
"If you impose these sanctions, it will be a big blow to him, he will force him to change his behavior and release political prisoners," Tsikhanouskaya said.
During her visit to the US capital, Tsikhanouskaya presented Secretary of State Antony Blinken with a list of companies that should be sanctioned to hit the financial power of the president who has been in power since the fall of the Soviet Union and leads the Belarusian state from year 1994.