The European Union is going to impose sanctions on more members of the Belarusian regime.
The previously announced punitive measures for 40 Belarusians have not yet had sufficient effect, the EU foreign ministers have decided.
President Aleksandr Lukashenko can also expect an entry ban and a freeze on his European assets, AFP news agency reports. Germany, who is chairing the EU for these six months, insists on this.
Ten days ago, 40 Belarusians were punished for their involvement in electoral fraud or their part in crushing the protests against Lukashenko.
They cannot travel to the EU and can no longer access money deposited in Europe. They include the Belarusian interior minister, security commanders and members of the electoral council.