© Reuters. US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, United States, May 28, 2021. REUTERS / Ken Cedeno
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday said it would re-impose sanctions on nine Belarusian state-owned companies in response to the forced landing of an airliner by Belarus and the subsequent arrest of a journalist in edge.
” We call [Belarus President Alexander] Lukashenka to allow a credible international investigation into the events of May 23, “White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, referring to the day the airliner was forced to land in Minsk.
The Belarusian president’s last name is also spelled in English as Lukashenko.
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