Latvia stops attempt to import about 400 tons of Belarusian petroleum products bypassing sanctions

Latvian customs officials have forbidden the import of 383 tons of petroleum products from Belarus, bypassing the EU sanctions, TV3 reports.

This has happened for the first time since the EU sanctions against Lukashenko were imposed.

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

On June 24, the Council of the European Union imposed new sectoral sanctions against the Belarusian economy in response to the worsening situation with human rights 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 the opposition leader Roman Protasevich.

The sanctions were imposed, in particular, on the oil industry, potash fertilizers (restrictions on trade) and the tobacco industry (restrictions on trade in goods for the production of tobacco products).

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

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