EU bans 70% of Belarus exports to bloc with new sanctions over Ukraine invasion

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By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union has approved new sanctions against Belarus for its supporting role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, effectively banning about 70% of all imports from that country, the EU said on Wednesday. The fresh sanctions, which spare for now Belarusian banks, come after Minsk allowed Russian troops to move into Ukraine from its territory, as well as changed its constitution to allow permanent deployment of Russian forces and nuclear weapons on its soil. The measures include fresh economic sanctions and new listings of 22 high-ranking members o…

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