US plans new sanctions against the ‘North Korea of Europe’

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Andrew Desiderio on politico.com on June 9, 2021.A top American diplomat told Congress on Wednesday that the Biden administration plans to impose additional sanctions on the authoritarian regime in Belarus – a significant step as lawmakers agitate for tougher punishments against a top ally of Vladimir Putin.The US effort comes amid rising tensions between Minsk and the West over Belarusian leader…

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