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EU sanctions expected to hit Belarus’s potash, oil and finance | Source: Metro US

EU leaders summit in Brussels.

The European Union will look at hitting Belarus’s big potash exports as well as its oil and financial sectors with new sanctions, as punishment for forcing down a Ryanair flight to arrest a journalist. Since cracking down on pro-democracy protests last year, Belarus largely ignored three previous rounds of EU sanctions and comparable U.S. measures. Western countries are demanding free elections in Belarus.

Source: Metro US


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