Canada has imposed additional sanctions on 17 people and 5 legal entities in Belarus, said Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Garneau.
As stated, this step is taken in accordance with the Act on Special Economic Measures. Sanctions are imposed in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. “Under the pretext of a dubious and still unproven threat of an explosion, the Belarusian regime refused a 4978 Ryanair plan and landed in Minsk,” the Canadian Foreign Ministry recalled, adding that the founder of the NEXTA telegram channel, Roman Protasevich, had been detained. Russia's Sofia Sapega, who were on board.