May 30, 2021

US targets Belarus with sanctions amid Western outcry over plane

WASHINGTON: The United States late on Friday announced punitive measures against Belarus targeting the regime of strongman President Alexander Lukashenko, who met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin amid a global outcry over the forced diversion of a European plane.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called for "a credible international investigation into the events of May 23," which she called "a direct affront to international norms."Belarus scrambled a military jet to divert a Ryanair...