U.S. to re-impose sanctions on Belarus firms over plane incident

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday said it will re-impose sanctions on nine Belarusian state-owned businesses in response to Belarus’ forced landing of a passenger jet and subsequent arrest of a journalist on board. “We call on [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 passenger jet was forced to land in Minsk. The Belarus president’s last name is also spelled in English as Lukashenko. (Reporting by Jason Lange; Editin…

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