Posts Tagged ‘lukashenko’

Demonstrations held against Belarusian President Lukashenko amid outrage over plane diversion

Protests erupted in several European cities on Saturday against an intensified crackdown on political opposition by the authoritarian state of Belarus. Demonstrators gathered in Warsaw, Poland to call for tougher sanctions on Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and his regime. Among those present was Natalia Protasevich, the mother of Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was […]

Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko meets Vladimir Putin amid EU showdown

Belarus’ authoritarian leader heads to Russia Friday to seek assistance amid a bruising showdown with the European Union over the diversion of a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at his Black Sea residence in Sochi for talks on closer economic ties, according […]

Belarus Ryanair ‘hijacking’ – live: Lukashenko accused of ‘aviation piracy’ as European leaders mull sanctions

A woman stands with a poster reading ‘Where is Roman [Protasevich]?!’ in the arrival area as passengers disembark from a Ryanair passenger plane from Athens (Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images) European leaders are to discuss imposing possible sanctions on Belarus after a journalist opposing the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko was arrested when the Ryanair passenger […]

Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko hits back at Germany complaint

Belarus’ authoritarian leader on Friday bristled at a criminal complaint filed against him in Germany over his violent crackdown on protests that broke out after his disputed re-election in August. President Alexander Lukashenko charged that “heirs of fascism” were in no position to judge him. His remarks came two days before Belarus and other ex-Soviet […]

Did the US just try to murder Lukashenko? (OPEN THREAD #14) (UPDATED)

April 19, 2021 Amazing news over the week-end: President Lukashenko has declared that Biden gave the order to kill him in a coup organized by the CIA.  Now, we all know that Lukashenko says all sorts of things, many of them false or plain silly.  Except that the Russian FSB has confirmed it all!  According […]

Lukashenko says Belarus may submit new Eurovision entry after backlash

KYIV – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday that Belarus may submit a new entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after the previous one, by a band known for mocking anti-government protests, was rejected as too political. Featuring lyrics such as “I will teach you to toe the line,” the entry had sparked […]

Belarus: EU rejects claim that European funds financed Lukashenko’s property ‘goldmine’

EU agencies have vehemently rejected claims that European funds were used to finance the luxury properties of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, as alleged in a new documentary film released this week. “Suggestions that EU assistance has gone for buildings or residences used by the Lukashenko regime that have appeared in the media are completely unfounded […]

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

‘Guilty of defending my country’: Lukashenko hits out at Olympic ban

Alexander Lukashenko has hit back over his Olympic Games ban. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended Belarus’ president on Monday “from all IOC events and activities, including the Olympic Games” because of “political discrimination” against the country’s athletes. It said the current leadership of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee (NOC), which Lukashenko chairs, “has not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘He stopped listening… and became cruel’: Lukashenko remembered by former campaign manager

Alexander Lukashenko’s successful presidential campaign of 1994 had reached Gomel, the second-largest city in Belarus, when ‘something magical happened.’ Alexander Feduta, who worked on Lukashenko’s campaign trail, says the magic occurred when he addressed a crowd of around 4,000 people in Gomel stadium. “He talked for three and a half hours,” Feduta told Euronews, “When […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lukashenko banned from Baltics after ‘massive electoral fraud’ and ‘human rights breach’

Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the first countries to impose sanctions on Belarus following the crackdown on opposition forces that followed the presidential election of August 9. The three Baltic nations have banned 30 Belarusian officials from entering, including president Alexander Lukashenko. It comes after Lithuania said last week it was looking at a ban […]

Lukashenko banned from Baltics after ‘massive electoral fraud’ and ‘human rights breach’

Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the first countries to impose sanctions on Belarus following the crackdown on opposition forces that followed the presidential election of August 9. The three Baltic nations have banned 30 Belarusian officials from entering, including president Alexander Lukashenko. It comes after Lithuania said last week it was looking at a ban […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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