Belarus Opposition Leader Calls For More US Sanctions

Belarus Opposition Leader Calls For More US Sanctions

During her Washington visit, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urges democratic countries to 'show their teeth' with more sanctions.

Andrew H. Sweet

Tsikhanouskaya said she delivered a list of companies in Belarus's potash, oil, wood, and steel sectors that the opposition would like to see sanctioned during a meeting with U.S. State Department officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Her requests included the state-owned Belaruskali producer of potash fertilizer.

Such measures would go beyond existing sanctions by the European Union and the United States and "will be a real hit on him, to make him change his behavior and to release political prisoners," Tsikhanouskaya said during a meeting with reporters in Washington.

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