Australia placed additional sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and members of his family on Friday amid the Ukrainian-Russian war.
The latest sanctions were also imposed on 22 Russian inpiduals, who it called "propagandists and disinformation operatives."
Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne stated that they will include editors from organisations including Russia Today, the Strategic Culture Foundation, InfoRos and NewsFront.
Belarus continues to provide strategic support to Russia and its military forces "in their assault on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Payne said. "The Australian government reiterates our unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the people of Ukraine."
In the same vein, U.S. President Joe Biden affirmed that Russia should be removed from the global body following its invasion of Ukraine.
Biden said if countries such as Indonesia, which is hosting this year's G20 summit, do not agree with Russia's removal then Ukraine should be allowed to attend the meeting of global leaders.