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death to 'terrorists'
Belarus Introduces Death Penalty for 'Attempted' Terrorism
Belarus is the only country in Europe that continues to carry out executions despite calls for a moratorium.
'inciting social enmity'
Belarus Jails Activist’s Russian Girlfriend for 6 Years
Sofia Sapega and her boyfriend, Roman Protasevich, were arrested after Belarus forcibly diverted their Ryanair flight.
Russia’s War in Ukraine Is ‘Dragging On,' Belarus Leader Admits
Lukashenko claimed Belarus is “doing everything now so that there isn’t a war.”
Ex-Belarus Leader Who Helped Dissolve Soviet Union Dies Aged 87
Stanislav Shushkevich was the first leader of independent Belarus and played a key role in the Soviet breakup.
expect the unexpected
Belarus Launches 'Surprise' Military Maneuvers
The exercise will be closely watched by Kyiv, which has repeatedly accused Belarus of planning to help Russia's military operation.
'No separate agreements'
Belarusian President Demands Role in Talks on Ukraine 'War'
Lukashenko complained that last month's talks in Istanbul were the result of "pressure from the west on Ukraine, not to go to Belarus at any cost."
Russia and Belarus Economies 'Mighty Close' to Default, World Bank Warns
Russia's ability to service its $40 billion of external bonds has been called into question following harsh sanctions stemming from its invasion of Ukraine...
no more ikea
Ikea Suspends Russia, Belarus Operations, Affecting 15,000 Staff
Ikea had initially announced that it would leave its shops in Russia open, which was met with criticism in Sweden.
Malta Halts 'Golden Passports' to Russians, Belarusians
Malta is one of a few EU countries offering programmes in which high net worth foreigners can gain residency.
U.S. Authorizes Voluntary Departure of Staff From Moscow Embassy
The U.S. embassies in Minsk and Moscow were already operating at a reduced level due to years of tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions.
venue for talks
Venue for Ukraine-Russia Talks 'Ready': Belarus
Kyiv was initially reluctant to send a delegation to Belarus.
Belarus Says Its Army Not Taking Part in Ukraine Invasion
Russia has tens of thousands of soldiers stationed in Belarus.
voice of opposition
Belarus Independence 'Under Threat' by Russian Troops: Opposition
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that her country needed to fight "against dictatorship."
Russian Forces to Stay in Belarus as Ukraine Braced for War
Moscow had previously said the 30,000 troops it has in Belarus were carrying out readiness drills which would be finished by Feb. 20.
Belarus Says 'Not a Single' Russian Soldier Will Stay After Joint Drills
NATO has called Russia's drills in Belarus particularly alarming amid Moscow's buildup near Ukraine.
'any day now'
U.S. Urges Its Citizens to Immediately Leave Belarus
The advisory points to "an increase in unusual and concerning Russian military activity near the border with Ukraine."
U.S., Belarus Army Chiefs Speak to Avoid Drill 'Miscalculation' – Pentagon
Russia rolled its tanks across Belarus on Thursday for live-fire drills that added urgency to Western efforts to avert a feared invasion of Ukraine. ...
Russia Launches Belarus Military Drills as West Fears Ukraine Invasion
Responding to Western concerns, the Kremlin has insisted that it has no intention of leaving the troops permanently on Belarusian territory.
out of bounds
Promising Skier Flees Belarus After Banned Over Political Views – Reuters
Daria Dolidovich is the latest Belarusian athlete to face repercussions on accusations of supporting the country’s opposition.
Kremlin Says Russian Troops Will Return after Belarus Drills
Russia and Belarus are staging snap drills near Ukraine’s northern border, raising Western fears of an offensive on Ukraine.
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