Baltic states impose sanctions against Belarus ahead of EU

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — The three Baltic countries on Monday slapped their own travel sanctions on 30 top officials in Belarus, including President Alexander Lukashenko, in response to a brutal crackdown against protesters who say the Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus was rigged.

Those on the list are banned from entering Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, according to the document signed by the three Baltic nations’ interior ministers.

“New people will be added to the list in the future.” said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda.

The move comes as the European Union is planning its own sanctions list of up to 20 senior Belarus officials suspected of election fraud and the cr…

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