Belarus

Lukashenko says he doesn’t intend to cede power

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that he has no intention of ceding power and will not let it 'lie in the mud', TASS reports.  "I would like to tell you in a manly way, so as not to leave a word unspoken. …

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EU sanctions against Belarus blocked by Cyprus

Opposition by Cyprus has delayed planned EU sanctions against individuals in Belarus, European sources said on Wednesday, Business Recorder reports.  Cyprus is demanding that the EU first decide on tighter sanctions against Turkey …

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Economy is Belarus’ main problem, Lukashenko says

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called the economy the main problem of the republic. "I have always said and I want to remind you once again that our main task, our main problem and concern is the economy. If there is an …

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U.S. considers sanctions on seven Belarusians

The United States is considering imposing sanctions on seven Belarusians it believes were involved in falsifying the results of the Aug. 9 election and in violence against peaceful protesters, a senior State Department official said. …

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Four metro stations closed in Minsk amid protests

Four central metro stations were closed in Minsk amid mass protests in the city, trains run non-stop, the press service of the metro informed. "At 16.35, to ensure the safety of passengers at the entrances and exits, the metro …

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Ukraine puts on hold contacts with Belarus

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has had no contacts with his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko after the presidential election in the neighboring country, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on the 1+1 television …

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Lukashenko instructs to identify protest instigators

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, speaking today at a rally in Grodno, instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the KGB to ensure order in the Grodno region over the weekend. The President of Belarus …

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Merkel: Lukashenko refused to talk to me

Angela Merkel sees no role for herself as a mediator in Belarus after the election two weeks ago, since President Alexander Lukashenko had refused all requests for a phone call, the German Chancellor said, Reuters reports. Speaking …

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Russia 'concerned' over meddling in Belarus affairs

Russia is very concerned that protests in Belarus are being used for foreign meddling in Belarusian affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday, Anadolu agency reports. “What is happening in Belarus is a …

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UN Security Council discusses situation in Belarus

The United Nations Security Council held a discussion on Belarus Tuesday in which members were urged to do everything they can to stop the crisis from escalating. Estonia and the United States requested the dialogue, which was held …

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Pompeo and Maas discuss Iran and Belarus over phone

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Iran and other issues in a phone conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Pompeo underscored the need for a …

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U.S. considers oil strike against Belarus?

The United States would consider the possibility of introducing sanctions against Belarus due to the current events in the republic, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "Oh, I’m sure we’ll look at each of …

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