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DW News published this video item, entitled “EU stops Belarus flights, sanctions individuals: Will it hurt Lukashenko? | DW News” – below is their description.
European Union leaders have announced sanctions for Belarus after it forcibly diverted a Ryanair flight, and arrested of a dissident journalist. The measures were agreed upon at a summit in Brussels.
Member states decided to take the following steps:
Belarusian airlines will be banned from using EU airspace and airports
Economic sanctions and travel restrictions will be imposed on a number of individuals linked to the plane’s diversion
And a 3 billion euro EU investment package for Belarus will remain on hold
The European Council is demanding the immediate release of detained journalist Roman Protasevich. His supporters fear for his safety.DW News YouTube Channel
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