U.S. imposes sanctions on Belarus in response to forced landing of Ryanair flight

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The Biden administration announced a wave of sanctions on Monday targeting Belarusian individuals and entities tied to the arrest of an opposition journalist who was apprehended from a commercial flight that was forced to land in Belarus last month.

The new sanctions were launched in coordination with Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union.

The sanctions include visa restrictions imposed by the State Department on 46 Belarusian officials “for their involvement in undermining or injuring institutions in Belarus,” making them “generally ineligible”

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