Posts Tagged ‘Belarus’

Unit of Belarus nuclear plant taken offline after safety system triggered

A unit of Belarus’s new Astravets nuclear power plant was taken offline on Saturday during testing procedures after the reactor protection system was triggered, the Belarus energy ministry said. It said radiation levels in the area were normal. “The protection system was activated during the pilot industrial operation of Unit 1, as part of which […]

Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko mocks U.S. over Capitol violence

“In our country, protesters and other dissatisfied people don’t storm government agencies and capitols,” Lukashenko said. 00 Hits: 9

China’s influence in Belarus did not interfere with Russia’s interests

For Belarus and Ukraine, relations with China have become very important in recent years, and China’s involvement economically and politically has increased with those two states, a new study by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) said.China has increased its influence in Belarus in recent years, but it has done so against expectations and […]

Belarus fines Holocaust survivor displaying symbolic protest flag

An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor in Belarus was convicted of an “unauthorized mass action” and fined nearly a month’s worth of her pension income for displaying on her balcony the country’s former red and white flag, which has become a symbol of the protest movement against the nation’s authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko. Elizaveta Yakovlevna Bursova, who […]

Thousands of anti-Lukashenko protesters march in Belarus, dozens detained

Thousands of demonstrators marched in the Belarus capital Minsk and elsewhere on Sunday as weekly protests demanding the resignation of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko continued, prompting police to detain more than 300 people.Belarus, a country of 9.5 million that Russia sees as a security buffer against NATO, has been rocked by mass protests since an […]

Belarus’ Lukashenko to resign following adoption of new constitution

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that he would step down as president once a new constitution is adopted and proposed curbing presidential powers as part of the reforms, though he gave no timeline for those moves. Lukashenko, who has faced mass protests calling for him to step down since a presidential election on […]

Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations

Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities.Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged, […]

Hundreds detained in latest anti-government demos in Belarus

Sources including human rights groups have told Euronews that at least 283 people were detained by police as anti-government protests continued across Belarus on Sunday. Demonstrations have now been going on for 16 consecutive weeks, attracting thousands of people, calling for president Alexander Lukashenko to resign. Security forces have habitually used stun grenades, tear gas […]

Hundreds arrested as police use stun grenades to disperse Belarus protest

Police in Belarus used stun grenades and tear gas in an attempt to break up a protest in the capital Minsk as weekly demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko showed no signs of ending. The protester’s anger has been further raised by the recent death of an opposition activist. Roman Bondarenko died in Minsk earlier in […]

Russian and Belorussian Defense Ministers Give Important Update on Belarus

Via The Saker [embedded content] Translated by Sasha and subtitled by Leo. Meeting took place on October 27, 2020. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu: Good day, dear colleagues. The Republic of Belarus was and remains our closest neighbour, reliable ally and strategic partner. This is particularly important under the current conditions of international instability, when […]

Women take to streets of Belarus once again, calling for Lukashenko to go

Belarusian women took once again to the streets of Minsk protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko. In what has now become a tradition on Saturdays in the Belarusian capital, hundreds marched carrying flowers and chanting “Long live Belarus”. A number of protesters were detained by riot police, who have violently cracked down on the protests which […]

WHO Chief Says Herd Immunity is ‘Unethical’, Pretends Sweden and Belarus Don’t Exist

    The head of the World Health Organization warned Monday against suggestions by some to just allow COVID-19 to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity, saying this was “unethical.” “Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a […]

Belarus: Demonstrations continue after mass arrests and live-fire threats

Belarus authorities said they arrested 713 people during protests on Sunday and warned that live ammunition could be used against further demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko. In a statement, the country’s interior ministry said that 570 of those arrested in the biggest crackdown in weeks on protesters were yet to appear before a judge. It […]

Black-clad masked police violently disperse demonstrators at Belarus protest march

Riot police detained protesters in Minsk on October 11 as thousands rallied for the ninth consecutive Sunday rally against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Large numbers of black-clad masked police, internal troops and men in plainclothes emerged from unmarked minibuses and ran towards protesters in the capital Minsk, pulling some to the ground, witness footage on […]

Belarus: Dozens of arrests in Minsk as police use water cannon to break up anti-Lukashenko protests

Riot police detained protesters in Minsk on Sunday as thousands rallied for the ninth consecutive Sunday rally against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The interior ministry said water cannon and stun grenades were used to disperse demonstrators who gathered in the capital to protest against his controversial re-election in August, widely seen as rigged. Independent media […]

Belarus: 100,000 take to the streets to protest against Lukashenko

More than 100,000 people marched in Belarus’ capital for the ninth straight Sunday to protest against the country’s authoritarian leader, who won his sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, and freedom for political prisoners. Police used water cannons in an attempt […]

EU summit: European leaders remain divided over Turkey and Belarus sanctions

EU leaders look set for a long night, as talks on foreign affairs stretch into the small hours. Around midnight EU leaders headed into a ‘break’. A change of agenda earlier on saw the Turkey tensions dealt with throughout the afternoon, this went into dinner and as of midnight various sources spoke of draft conclusions […]

UK and Canada impose sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko and seven Belarus officials

Britain and Canada have announced sanctions on senior Belarusian figures including President Alexander Lukashenko following last month’s election and the subsequent crackdown on protesters. Seven other officials including the country’s interior minister, the public security police chief and Lukashenko’s son Victor — a national security adviser — are covered by the sanctions, which include an […]

Belarus should be a warning for Moldova ahead of election, says presidential hopeful Maia Sandu

When asked about her vision for the future of Moldova, Maia Sandu is clear — perhaps brutally so. She says only a “cleansing of the political class” will solve Moldova’s problems, which Sandu claims centre on migration, corruption and weak state institutions. It hasn’t been so long since Sandu was part of that political class. […]

Belarus crisis: EU slams Lukashenko’s ‘inauguration’ as president

Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration as president of Belarus lacks legitimacy and contradicts the will of large parts of Belarus, says the EU. Lukashenko, whose critics refer to him as Europe’s last dictator, was declared the winner of the country’s August 9 presidential elections. But Brussels and the opposition movement consider the election rigged in his favour. […]

Meddling in Belarus’s affairs via UN inadmissible, help only at Minsk’s request – Moscow

By Newsdesk -2020-09-19 Vladimir Putin and Lukashenko at the Kremlin Third countries should refrain from soliciting interference in Belarus’ internal affairs via the United Nations and other tools unless asked for assistance by Minsk itself, Pyotr Ilyichev, the head of the Department of International Organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Sputnik on Saturday. “Unfortunately, in the […]

Belarus: More than 300 arrested at anti-government women’s march in Minsk

Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply on a women’s protest march on Saturday demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300, including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country. More than 2,000 women took part in the march in […]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

A joint Russian-Belarusian military drill took place five kilometres away from the Belarus-Poland border on Friday. More than 800 soldiers from Russia and Belarus and about 170 units of military equipment took part. It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign. They were sparked by Lukashenko being […]

Cyprus ‘holding up’ EU sanctions on Belarus over bloc’s stance on Turkey

European diplomats have told Euronews that EU sanctions on Belarus are being held up by Cyprus with only a few days left until a key meeting of European foreign ministers on Monday. The island nation, one of the EU’s smallest members, has threatened to block measures against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s government because of a […]

EU Declares Proxy WAR against Belarus, orders Lukashenko to step down, allow Puppets to take his Place

    The soulless globalist meat blob known as the European Union is hungry again, it wants to eat more territories, it wants to consume others into its hive made out of raw bloody flesh. All its eyes on Belarus, it is hungry, the blob is hungry… After eating Ukraine a few years ago now […]

Belarus: Opposition protesters maintain pressure on Lukashenko

More than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, […]

‘If Belarus protests succeed, Russia will be next’ warns Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is standing firm and says he has no intention of stepping down, despite weeks of massive protests over his disputed re-election in August. He has previously blamed the US for instigating the demonstrations and later had a warning for Russia. “All of this is very painful and even tragic for me, […]

Thousands of women protest in Belarus demanding Lukashenko’s resignation

Thousands of women marched through the capital of Belarus on Saturday, calling for the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko. University students also demonstrated against the detention of classmates during the wave of protests that have gripped the country for the past four weeks. For the first time in the demonstrations, supporters of LGBT rights appeared with […]

‘Scores’ detained as students in Belarus protest against President Lukashenko | #TheCube

University students walked out of class on the first day of term to protest against the disputed re-election of Belarus’ authoritarian president Alexander Lukashenko. Belarusian police confirmed that a number of people were detained as they marched towards the Education Ministry building in the capital Minsk. Social media videos verified by Euronews show students breaking […]

Belarus crisis: Lukashenko floats idea of referendum in bid to appease protesters

Belarus’ underfire authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has floated the idea of a constitutional referendum in an apparent bid to appease protesters. It comes after tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of the capital Minsk at the weekend calling for Lukashenko to resign. The 66-year-old claimed victory in presidential elections on August 9 that […]

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