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EU to Sanction Belarus Officials for Protest Crackdown

BERLIN—European Union foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions on senior Belarusian officials in response to what the EU called violent repression against peaceful protesters and opposition figures by the country’s autocratic regime.

The EU in coming days will draft a list of roughly 20 officials to face sanctions and the roster will be extended if the government in Minsk doesn’t cease its human-rights violations, EU foreign ministers said after a meeting in Berlin on Friday.

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