Great Britain announced the expansion of sanctions against Belarus for the support that the regime of Alexander Lukashenko provides to Russia.
This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain.
"This new package increases the economic pressure on Lukashenka and his regime, which actively supports Russian military efforts and ignores the territorial integrity of Ukraine," said the head of the British Foreign Office, James Cleverley.
Great Britain bans the import of gold, cement, wood and rubber from Belarus.
London also prohibits the supply of dual purpose goods, industrial equipment and currency notes to Belarus.
In addition, Britain wants to prevent the spread of propaganda by Belarusian media companies. Social networks and Internet providers will limit access to the websites of Belarusian media that have been sanctioned.
The British government will also take measures to tackle those who circumvent the sanctions, including by limiting the funds that Belarus can raise, as well as further limiting Belarus' access to UK financial markets.
More than 100 individuals and organizations that facilitated or supported repression in Belarus will also fall under British sanctions.
It was previously reported that work on new European Union sanctions against Belarus has stalled, as some Western European countries seek instead to lift some already imposed restrictions on Belarusian potash fertilizers.