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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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Putin congratulates Lukashenko on victory in election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated his Belarusian colleague Alexander Lukashenko on his victory in the Belarusian presidential election, the Kremlin press service informed on Monday. "I expect that your …

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Xi Jinping congratulates Lukashenko on re-election

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election as Belarusian president. In the message, Xi extended warm congratulations and best wishes to President Lukashenko on his …

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Lukashenko wins Belarus election with 80.23% of the vote

Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko has won the 2020 election in Belarus with 80,23% of the vote, according to preliminary results cited by the Central Election Commission Monday. The voter turnout was 84,23%, the results of …

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CEC: Lukashenko leading in Belarus presidential election

Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is leading in the Belarus presidential election, according to data coming from the regions, preliminary results are expected by 2am on Monday, Central Election Commission Chairperson Lidiya Yermoshina …

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Voting kicks off in Belarusian presidential election

More than 5,700 polling stations opened on Sunday in the presidential election in Belarus, the Central Election Commission said, TASS reports.  "Some 5,767 ballot stations were arranged for vote in the presidential election, …

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Early voting begins in Belarus for presidential polls

Early voting began in Belarus on Tuesday ahead of presidential elections on August 9, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said in a statement. The early polls which will continue through August 8 were organized so that people who …

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SOCAR to send fourth part of oil to Belarus

Azerbaijan's State Oil Company SOCAR will send a new batch of oil to Belarus this week, Deputy Chief of SOCAR's Public Relations and Events Department Ibrahim Ahmadov said. According to him, Azerbaijan will send 85-90,000 …

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Belarus insists on Russian gas price revision

Belarus insists on the need to revise the price of Russian gas for 2020, a spokesperson for the Energy Ministry said on Tuesday after negotiations between the energy ministers of the two states. "The issue of Russian gas …

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Belarusian president appoints new PM

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee, as the country’s new prime minister, the BelTA news agency reported. Lukashenko said that he had …

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Belarus’ Lukashenko decides to dismiss government

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has decided to dismiss the current government, Belarus-1 TV channel informed on Wednesday, TASS reports. According to the channel, the leader signed the corresponding decree. Earlier …

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