Contents tagged with Belarus

  • For the second time Cyprus blocks EU sanctions against Belarus

    On Friday, September 18, Cyprus for the second time blocked the sanctions of the European Union against Belarus, vetoing the draft punitive measures at the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries in Brussels, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Cyprus explained that its opposition to the sanctions against Belarus is because it wants the EU to enforce the punitive measures against Turkey, which conducts gas exploration in the disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean. …

  • Lukashenko orders closure of borders with Lithuania Poland and Ukraine

    The current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the closure of the borders with Lithuania and Poland, as well as the "strengthening of borders" with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We don't know what they're going to throw at us next. We understand that there are few tricks left in their arsenal before they begin a hot war. I have to work with the Russian President and the Minister of Defense to rebuild the common defense of the union state for the last few days," Lukashenko …

  • Russian Defense Minister arrives in Belarus

    Today, September 16, a Russian military delegation headed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu arrived in the capital of Belarus, reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

    It is noted that the working visit is carried out "to discuss the bilateral military cooperation between Belarus and Russia."

    On September 14, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Putin in Sochi.

    On September 15, Russian paratroopers arrived in Belarus. Units of …

  • Russian paratroopers arrive in Belarus for military exercises

    Soldiers of the 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division of the Russian Armed Forces arrived at the Brest training ground to take part in the military exercises "Slavic Brotherhood 2020", reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Ministry, the soldiers of the Belarusian 38th separate Guards Amphibious Assault Brigade are also taking part in the exercises. In total, up to 1.5 thousand military personnel, as well as more than 150 aircraft, combat and special …

  • Putin gives Lukashenko $1.5 billion loan

    Russia will provide Belarus with a loan of $1.5 billion, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi.

    The details of the new loan are being worked out by the finance ministries of the two countries, Putin said, without specifying from which sources the funds are planned to be allocated.

    "Russia remains committed to all our agreements, including the agreements of the Treaty on the Union State and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. We …

  • Talks between Putin and Lukashenko begin in Sochi

    Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have begun in Sochi, stated Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS .

    "Talks have begun," he said, answering a question.

    According to Telegram-channel "Pool One" close to Lukashenko's press service, the protocol part of the meeting has ended.

    The President of Belarus arrived in Sochi on a working visit on the morning of September 14. As reported by Lukashenko's press service, …

  • Lukashenko promises constitutional reform and early elections

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is preparing to repeat the Russian scenario with the Constitution reform, which will be followed by early elections.

    "Yes, maybe I overstayed a little bit," Lukashenko said in an interview with Russian journalists, excerpts of which are quoted by Roman Babayan, editor-in-chief of the Radio “Govorit Moskva”.

    According to Lukashenko, he does not intend to leave his post "just like that."

    "I have been building Belarus for a quarter of a century. I'm …

  • Belarus has only 3 month of foreign currency reserves left, Lukashenko is hanging by a thread

    Belarus continues to head for the currency crisis at full speed as the population continues to buy dollars and euros and rapid reduction of the national bank's reserves, the volume of which is below the minimum allowable standard of the IMF.

    In August, the Belarusian Central Bank spent $1.047 billion selling currency on the Belarusian Monetary and Stock Exchange, and another $351.7 million to repay the country’s liabilities, according to data on the National Bank’s website.

    As a result, the …

  • Kyiv: relations with Belarus will never again be normal

    Belarus has an unfriendly policy towards Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel Pryamoi.

    "This is an unfriendly policy, and we should not tolerate it," the minister said, commenting on Minsk's decision to hand over to Moscow the detained Wagner PMC fighters in July and the recent statements of the country's President Alexander Lukashenko.

    "Obviously, relations with Belarus can no longer be as they were before," he added. According to Kuleba, human …

  • Mass protests continue in Belarus

    Mass protests are taking place in Minsk and other cities of Belarus, reported the Belarusian news outlet and the Telegram channel Nexta Live.

    Nexta Live announced the "March of Unity" across the country the day before. Its participants were supposed to gather on the central streets of their cities. On September 5, Alexander Lukashenko's rival in the last presidential elections, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, also called for new protests.

    Even before the start of the action, the Belarusian …