MINSK - Belarusian goods are attacking Europe despite the bans of Brussels.

Forty-four episodes of violation of sanctions were revealed only by Polish regulators and recently handed over the verification materials to the prosecutor's office. Meanwhile, together with investigative journalists from different countries, we continue to identify new shadow players in the Belarusian wood business under sanctions. In this article we will talk about new companies with Belarusian beneficiaries, and about state-owned Belarusian enterprises that supply plywood to Europe through their branches and representative offices.

Evidence of millions of turnover, Belarusian officials with a criminal past and an international network to circumvent sanctions are presented in the materials of this investigation.

Team members

Stanislau Ivashkevich

Stanislau Ivashkevich is a Belarusian investigative journalist at Belsat TV.

Stanislau Ivashkevich

Šarūnas Černiauskas

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Šarūnas Černiauskas leads Siena.lt.

Šarūnas Černiauskas

Alexander Yarashevich

Alexander Yarashevich is a Belarusian researcher and screenwriter at Belarusian Investigative Center z.s. (BIC).


BIC - Belarusian Investigative Center

The Belarusian Investigation Center (based in Czechia), as a media outlet that investigates corruption and exposes fake news, is committed to the principles of transparency, accuracy, and responsibility.

Belarusian Investigative Center


Siena is the only Lithuanian media organisation devoted entirely to investigative reporting. It also leads in the entire Lithuanian media landscape when it comes to cross-border investigations.


Fundacja Reporterów

Fundacja Reporterów – the Reporters Foundation, one of the first journalistic NGO’s in Poland.

Fundacja Reporterów

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