Britain urges EU to impose new sanctions against Belarus

The UK government will press for the European Union that it has introduced a set of tough new sanctions, including a total embargo on trade in arms against Belarus in response to the violation of human rights, writes The Independent.

At a meeting in the Council of the EU for Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg British minister Foreign Affairs William Hague is also going to urge ministers to a visa ban and asset freeze closest associates Alexander Lukashenko.

Measures should also affect the interests of big business, dealing with the Belarusian regime, in particular, Vladimir Peftieva, known as the "banker Lukashenko." Peftiev operated company for the production of arms and the national telecommunications provider. He also has shares in an Austrian bank and a mobile communications company, which may affect the new sanctions.

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