RIGA - Belarusian businessman Aliaksandr Shakutsin (Aleksandr Shakutin) was sanctioned two years ago for benefiting from and supporting the regime of Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

But this investigation showed that all this time he and his family continued to earn money in EU, despite the ban from Brussels. Also, we have exposed previously unknown facts how Shakutsin's business in Belarus is actually based on state subsidies, signed off by Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

According to the most rough estimates, the maintenance of this family business has cost the budget about $100 million in the past few years.

Team members

Stanislau Ivashkevych

Stanislau Ivashkevich is a Belarusian investigative journalist at Belsat TV, chairman of the only investigative center in his country ESnaUra! z.s. (registered in Czech Republic). 

Stanislau Ivashkevych

Šarūnas Černiauskas

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Šarūnas Černiauskas leads Siena.lt, the first Lithuanian non-profit organization dedicated entirely to investigative reporting, and an OCCRP member center. 

Šarūnas Černiauskas

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