The UK and the US are preparing sanctions against Belarus

It is unclear whether the sanctions will affect President Alexander Lukashenko.

The government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to impose sanctions on Belarus in response to violence against protesters.

“We are coordinating with the US and Canada to prepare the relevant lists as a matter of urgency,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Parliament. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to bring Lukashenko and his regime to justice, and we call on them to engage in a serious and convincing dialogue with the opposition.”

Raab did not specify whether the sanctions will affect Lukashenko himself.

“We are looking at a whole range of individuals,” he said, answering a question about whether Lukashenko will be included in the British blacklist.

EU leaders have also not yet decided on sanctions against Lukashenko due to disagreements within the bloc. A dispute between Turkey and Greece caused the delay.

According to Reuters, the United States, Britain and Canada may impose sanctions against Belarus as early as Friday.