Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Belarusian opposition leader promises to relook at all relations with Russia

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former presidential candidate and opposition leader, said that if the new government came to power, all the agreements of Belarus with Russia would be reconsidered.

    "Whatever Alexander Lukashenko agrees on, he has lost the support of the Belarusian people. This means that all its deals and contracts will be relooked and annulled by the new government," Tikhanovskaya wrote on her Telegram channel.

    She spoke in favor of friendly relations with Moscow, noting that the …

  • Minsk to impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials

    Minsk has prepared sanctions against a number of Ukrainian officials, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, BelTA reports.

    Makei called Ukraine's joining the EU sanctions against Belarus an "unfriendly step."

    "We cannot loot at this step as anything other than an absolutely unfriendly step and an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus," Makei said.

    According to him, Kyiv's decision demonstrates the inconsistency of Ukraine’s policy. "We see this as a mockery of …

  • Belarusian Orthodox Church excommunicates Lukashenko

    The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Autocephalous Church, Archbishop Sviatoslav Login, excommunicated Alexander Lukashenko from the church and declared anathema against him, reports Radio Liberty.

    On Sunday, November 22, during a service at St. Cyril of Turov Cathedral in Toronto, Canada, in the presence of believers, the archbishop read "Archpastoral message to proclaim anathema on former President Alexander Lukashenko - dictator, murderer and tormentor of the pious Belarusian people."

    The  …

  • Belarus expands sanctions against EU

    The Belarusian authorities decided to include representatives of the leadership of the European Union and a number of European countries in the sanctions lists and to suspend the dialogue with the EU on human rights, said the Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with Belarus-1 TV channel.

    "If we are affected, if any sanctions are imposed against us, we will, of course, be forced to adequately respond. You know that the European Union has imposed additional sanctions …

  • Belarusian opposition leader asks that Belarusian riot police be recognized as terrorist organization

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has asked that  Belarusian riot police and the Anti Organized Crime Directorate be recognized as terrorist organizations.

    Tikhanovskaya spoke about the brutality of Belarusian security forces during a meeting with the Dutch Foreign Minister.

    "Since GUBOPIK (Main Anti Organized Crime Directorate) and riot police have turned into criminal gangs, we are beginning the procedure of recognizing these organizations as extremist or terrorist. All …

  • Ukraine and six other countries join EU sanctions against Lukashenko's regime

    Seven EU partner countries, including Ukraine, have joined European sanctions against high-ranking officials of the regime of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, as reported on the website of the European Parliament.

    Ukraine and other countries joined the EU sanctions of Octobers 2. The sanctions list includes 40 Belarusian officials, but not Lukashenko himself.

    “The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA countries …

  • Lukashenko ‘finds’ U.S. Intelligence centers in Warsaw and Kyiv

    Alexander Lukashenko said the U.S. Intelligence has deployed its control center near Warsaw and Kyiv. The canters were allegedly discovered by the Russian and Belarusian intelligence services, reported BelTA agency.

    "The U.S. - they created a center near Warsaw, and now they have created a center in Kyiv. Well, I would say, but us and the Russians, our intelligence agencies  did their job and found these centers. Not a single Pole is there. These are all Americans - smart, talented, capable …

  • Baltic countries prepare new personal sanctions against Belarus

    Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich said that the Baltic states have agreed to jointly expand the blacklists of those responsible for suppressing protests in Belarus.

    "Based on the immigration law, I have decided to include two Belarusian citizens on the list of undesirable persons in the Republic of Latvia, imposing a ban on their entry to Latvia indefinitely. To quote the classic: "We don't need such hockey," Rinkevich wrote on Twitter.

    According to him, Latvia has decided to ban entry …

  • First Belarusian nuclear power plant suspends electricity production due to technical problems

    Electricity production at the Belarusian nuclear power plant has been temporarily suspended due to problems with the equipment, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.

    "Electricity is not being generated at the Belarusian nuclear power plant at the moment. The day before, the Energy Ministry reported that (to restore electricity generation) it is necessary to replace certain equipment,” said the representative of the Belarusian Energy Ministry.

    He could not give the expected dates for the …

  • More than 1000 protesters detained in Belarus on Sunday

    On Sunday, November 8, more than a thousand people were detained at peaceful protests in Belarus.

    According to the human rights center Viasna, among 1,023 detainees are journalists, athletes, actors, scientists and cultural figures.

    Protesters were detained not only in Minsk, but also in Gomel, Bobruisk, Vitebsk and Grodno.

    Most of them were taken to district police stations. Some were transferred to the pre-trial detention center, some were released.

    Yesterday, the media reported on the …