Latvia stopped an attempt to import almost 400 tons of Belarusian petroleum products bypassing sanctions

Latvian customs officials did not allow the import of 383 tons of petroleum products from Belarus, bypassing the EU sanctions, TV3 reports.

This is the first time since the EU sanctions against Lukashenko became effective.

A consignment of Belarusian petroleum products was sent back to Belarus.

On June 24, the Council of the European Union introduced new sectoral sanctions against the Belarusian economy in response to the worsening human rights situation in the country, harsh repression against the opposition and journalists, as well as the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk and the arrest of opposition leader Roman Protasevich.

The restriction was imposed, in particular, on the oil industry, potash fertilizers (restrictions on trade) and the tobacco industry (restrictions on trade in goods for the manufacture of tobacco products).

Tags: oil, EU, petroleum products, Belarus, sanctions, export, oil market

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