Belarus President Alexandr Lukashenko. Archive image.
Belarus President Alexandr Lukashenko. Archive image.

Canada imposes new sanctions on Belarus President Lukashenko as he supports Russia's war in Ukraine, reports The Guardian.

These are new sanctions against a total of 22 officials and 16 companies from Belarus.

In a statement, Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly says that Lukashenko's rule allows Russia to use it as a starting point for attacks on Ukraine and to enable Russian human rights violations and contribute to great suffering.