BBC NEWS/Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory after the Belarus vote in August, but the EU says it was rigged.

On Friday, the EU announced it was sanctioning 40 members of Mr Lukashenko’s team.

Belarus announced retaliatory measures the same day, but has not disclosed which EU officials have been targeted.

Belarus’s electoral commission says Mr Lukashenko won a sixth term with more than 80% of the vote. But the opposition says he cheated and that they won the election with at least 60% of the vote.

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