OREANDA-NEWS. The UK is imposing sanctions against Belarus, which, among other things, are aimed at preventing flights and landings of Belarusian airlines in Britain, the British government said in a statement.

It is noted that additional sanctions follow the restrictions imposed by the UK on June 21, in coordination with the US, Canada and the EU, on seven individuals and one legal entity from Belarus in response to the detention of Roman Protasevich and Sophia Sapega.

"Aviation measures include preventing overflights and landings of Belarusian airlines in Britain and a ban on the provision of maintenance to the aircraft fleet of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko," the statement says.

In addition to the President of Belarus, these sanctions apply to his eldest son Viktor Lukashenko, press secretary of the head of state Natalya Eismont, head of the administration Igor Sergeenko, head of the state security committee Ivan Tertel, head of the Ministry of Defense Viktor Khrenin, head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov.

"Trade sanctions are imposed on potassium, oil products, goods and technologies for interception and monitoring, goods used in the production of cigarettes, as well as goods and technologies of dual use, which are aimed at reducing the amount of income received by the regime of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, and limiting it access to goods that could lead to reprisals against the Belarusian population, "the message says.

The EU, UK, USA, Canada and a number of other countries have gradually introduced sanctions against Belarusian officials, as well as individual enterprises, accusing Minsk of electoral violations and human rights violations. The EU also introduced economic sectoral sanctions for the first time.