The United States today announced new sanctions against Belarus, accused of cracking down on the opposition and supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine. The target, this time, is the presidential plane of Alexander Lukashenko.

According to the statement issued by the US Treasury Department, the Boeing 737 used by Lukashenko for official or private travel is now subject to sanctions, which will make it difficult to maintain it.

In theory, the sale of spare parts for this aircraft is prohibited.

Sanctions were also imposed on two state-owned companies, BelAZ, which sells dump trucks around the world, and MAZ, an industry that manufactures trucks and buses. Washington accuses them of “intimidating employees who participated in strikes and peaceful demonstrations” after the presidential election in August 2020. MAZ even fired them.

“The US will continue to punish the (Lukashenko) regime and those who support the repression in Belarus and Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine,” Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken said in a separate statement.