The move means that airlines and travel agents are allegedly involved in the standoff at the Belarusian borders with E.U. member states Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania.
E.U. headquarters said the bloc "will now be able to target individuals and entities organizing or contributing to activities by the Lukashenko regime that facilitate the illegal crossing of the E.U.'s external borders." Those affected by the sanctions will be named in the coming days.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the bloc's sanctions would include measures against airlines. "Coming days will be decisive," she told a conference in Munich.
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