U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the EU announced plans to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials for violence and fraud connected to their recent elections. 

"European allies are moving to impose costs on Lukashenko’s corrupt regime for its brutal crackdown on the Belarusian people. The United States and the rest of the freedom loving world should join them by imposing Magnitsky sanctions. The brutality on display this week shows a regime that is losing control. Lukashenko must know the United States and free world support the people of Belarus in their fight for fundamental freedoms."