JRL NEWSWATCH: “Multinational firms under pressure to break ties with Belarus” – bne Intellinews

Map of Belarus and Environs, adapted from images at cia.gov

“The West has imposed sanctions on Belarus’ elite, but they are not enough to oust President Alexander Lukashenko. Increasingly the opposition and its supporters are targeting international companies doing business with Belarus.”

“International multinational firms are coming under increased pressure to break business ties with Belarus as opposition leaders apply a ‘name and shame’ campaign …. Belarus has been wracked by mass demonstrations since last year’s disputed August 9 presidential elections Alyaksandr Lukeshenko file photo, adapted from image at usembassy.gov… massively falsified … saw [President Alexander] Lukashenko returned to office by a landslide … [under] official results. According to independent observers, the elections were actually won by opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya … now … in exile in Lithuania. …”

Click here for: “Multinational firms under pressure to break ties with Belarus; The West has imposed sanctions on Belarus’ elite, but they are not enough to oust President Alexander Lukashenko. Increasingly the opposition and its supporters are targeting international companies doing business with Belarus” – bne Intellinews/ Ben Aris