Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Two Belarusian journalists sentenced for live streaming protests in Minsk

    Two journalists of the Belarusian TV channel Belsat, Katerina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova, were sentenced to two years in prison for live streaming protests from the Square of Changes in Minsk.

    As reported by the news outlet TUT. BY, it took only three days for the Frunzen District Court of Minsk to hear the case. Bakhvalova and Chultsova were found guilty of "organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order".

    On November 15, 2020, the Belsat journalists were broadcasting …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin for another $3 billion

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is counting on a new loan from Russia in addition to the $1.5 billion allocated by Moscow in August.

    At the end of February, Lukashenko intends to fly to Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the agreement on a new Russian loan will be finalized.

    Lukashenko wants another $3 billion. He asked the Kremlin for permission to spend the funds left over from the previous loan for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, …

  • Russia and Belarus to hold large-scale military exercises

    Russia and Belarus plan to hold strategic military exercises Zapad-2021 from September 10 to 16, reports Belta news agency.

    The self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko discussed the upcoming exercises with Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

    It is noted that last year a five-year period of building and development of the Belarusian Armed Forces was completed. Lukashenko asked the Defense Minister about the achieved results.

    "However, I would ask you to report …

  • In a leaked wiretap, Belarusian Interior Minister reveals Lukashenko’s orders to shoot at protesters and create special detention camps

    Belarusian opposition initiative By_Pol, the union of the security forces of Belarus,  posted on the Internet an audio recording, where a man, with a voice similar to the Belarusian Interior Minister Nikolai Karpenkov’s, discussing the use of weapons against protesters and the creation of special detention camps.

    In the released recording, one can hear Karpenkov talking about a meeting with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, where Lukashenko directly approves the …

  • Lukashenko ready to restore relations with Ukraine

    Alexander Lukashenko expressed readiness to restore relations with Kyiv, despite the fact that Ukraine refused to recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus.

    "I don't hold grudges against (Ukraine's president) Volodymyr Zelensky. I understand him: he has said something because he is young. But this does not mean that you should always look at him, while understanding what is happening, and to be offended or angry at him," Lukashenko said in an interview with the TV channel …

  • Kremlin prepares to change power in Belarus

    The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service is working on creating a pro-Russian party "Right of the People" in Belarus which will advocate for integration with Russia but will oppose Alexander Lukashenko.

    The Kremlin and Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service have developed a so-called "plan B" for Belarus to overthrow the country's head Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Russian publication The Insider with reference to the correspondence of Chief of the Russian Presidential Directorate for …

  • Belarusian KGB chief speaks about Russia's plot against Lukashenko

    The head of the State Security Committee of Belarus Ivan Tertel said that during the trial of former presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka, the scheme of Russian interference in the presidential elections will be shown, Nasha Niva reports.

    According to the head of the special services of the self-proclaimed President Alexander Lukashenko, one of the reasons for the current political crisis in the country are economic problems.

    "We have questions with Russia about the price of oil. You …

  • Media: Kremlin opens its doors to Belarusian opposition

    People from the team of Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are currently in Moscow. They visit the Russian capital regularly, reports the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

    Referring to its informed source, the newspaper notes that the Belarusian delegation consists of several people representing the Coordination Council of the Opposition. Their task is to meet with the media, experts and representatives of Russian think tanks, including those directly connected with the Kremlin. …

  • Lukashenko asks Russia for more money and weapons

    The Belarusian authorities expect to receive a new package of financial aid  from Russia, as well as modern Russian weapons.

    On Thursday, President Alexander Lukashenko approved updated guidelines for the regional military contingent - a nearly 300,000-strong army, which includes troops of the Belarusian Armed Forces and the entire Western Military District of the Russian Federation. “It has become necessary to rewrite the document that regulates the actions of the contingent established under …

  • Lukashenko approves new guidelines for Russian and Belarusian troops

    Alexander Lukashenko has approved updated guidelines for the regional contingents of Russian and Belarusian troops, reports BELTA news agency.

    "No matter how much we say here, no matter how much the leadership of the United States, and now the leadership of NATO, will try to put us to sleep. They say, we are making excuses. No, we just train like that. But we are military people. Even if we train, it means something. That's why we can't be complacent. Even if we have a really powerful army …