They were being punished Chief of the Belarusian General Staff and at the same time First Deputy Minister of Defense, General Division Yektar Golevich, and three other Deputy Ministers of Defense, also in the rank of generals – Andrei Bordeko, Syarhi Simonenko and Andrei Zhuk. They will not be able to travel to the UK and their assets there will be frozen. Asset freeze sanctions were also imposed on two companies – 5588ARP, which repairs military aircraft, and Integral, a manufacturer of military semiconductors.

In the period leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine Belarus It participated in joint military exercises with Russia, and some Russian forces entered Ukraine from the Belarusian border. As explained by the British Foreign Office, Gulevich led the exercises on the Belarusian side and agreed to the deployment of Russian troops along the border between Belarus and Ukraine.

The head of the British Foreign Office said: We will not rest

We are causing economic suffering to (Vladimir) Putin and those close to himQ – We will not rest until the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine are restored. (Alexander) Lukashenka’s regime actively aids and abets an illegal invasion of Russia and will have to feel the economic consequences of supporting Putin announced Minister Liz Truss, Foreign Affairs.

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As confirmed by Ministry of Foreign Affairsthese Sanctions are the first to be imposed on Belarus Regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it was previously imposed by the United Kingdom on more than 100 people and entities responsible for rigging the presidential elections in Belarus in August 2020 and the subsequent crackdown on opponents of the regime.