List of companies that cooperate with Belarusian authorities goes online
The list of companies also includes IKEA / sample photo
The project is needed to urge companies cooperating with the regime "to boycott Lukashenka," the creators note.
The belarus2020.info website lists companies that buy products from Belarusian enterprises or supply transport and weapons to the Belarusian security forces. It recently appeared on the Internet. The site was created by the "Belarusians abroad" initiative.
"We launched this project to politely but persistently urge companies cooperating with the regime to boycott Lukashenka. Over time, we want to appeal to all companies that buy or supply goods or services to any Belarusian government agencies and businesses, with the exception of food, medical equipment, and medicines. This pressure will deprive the regime of funds and make it difficult to operate and suppress protests," explain the creators of the site.
The list includes Bosch (supplier of spare parts for MTZ), British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International (supplier of equipment and raw materials for Neman tobacco factory), Glock (supplier of guns for the Interior Ministry, riot police, Internal Troops), IKEA and Kronospan (buyers of wood for Belarusian enterprises), Scania (supplier of engines for BelAZ), Siemens (supplier of turbines for BelAZ), Yara International (a major buyer of potash fertilizers) and other companies.
The site provides brief information on the cooperation of foreign companies with Belarus, as well as links to their social networks and e-mail. The site will be updated.