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First Russian Soldiers Arrive in Belarus For Joint Force
The first Russian soldiers to take part in a new joint force with Belarusian troops have arrived in Belarus, Minsk's defense ministry said on Saturday...
Explainer: Is the Belarus-Russia ‘Joint Military Group’ a Threat to Ukraine?
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed Monday that Ukraine was readying an attack on Belarus and announced the formation of a “joint military...
Belarus Leader Bans Price Rises to Tackle Inflation
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday banned price increases with immediate effect to curb galloping inflation in the former Soviet country...
'Good physical training'
Belarus Strongman Says Pupils Should Harvest Potatoes
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who once touted vodka and saunas to ward off Covid-19, said on Monday that schoolchildren in the ex-Soviet...
Ukraine War Must End To Prevent Nuclear ‘Abyss,’ Lukashenko Tells AFP
The Belarusian leader insisted that Kyiv authorities can end the war if they re-start talks with Moscow and accept its demands.
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.”
'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."
Lukashenko Says Crimea is Russian, Will Visit Peninsula With Putin
The Belarus strongman had previously been non-committal over his position regarding the status of Crimea.
lack of contact
Belarus Leader Says EU Refusing to Discuss Migrants
Lukashenko said Germany's Angela Merkel promised him that Brussels would discuss the fate of the 2,000 migrants stranded in Belarus.
Belarus Warns Against New EU Sanctions, Says Could Cut Gas
Russia's Yamal-Europe gas pipeline transits through Belarus on its way to EU members Poland and Germany.
Russia’s Aeroflot Denies Transporting Migrants to Belarus
Russia has hit back at accusations it has played a role in the migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border.
Putin, Lukashenko Discuss Migrant Stand-Off on Poland-Belarus Border
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki later accused Putin of orchestrating the unprecedented wave of migrants trying to enter Poland from Belarus.
Putin Vows to Back Lukashenko Against 'Interference'
Putin hailed the bilateral ties between Russia and Belarus and promised Moscow's continued backing for the increasingly isolated Lukashenko.
Belarus to Recognize Banned Media Outlets’ Readers as 'Extremist'
Initial reports that Belarusians could be imprisoned for subscribing to banned media outlets were later disputed.
Minsk Extends House Arrest for Detained Russian Girlfriend of Dissident Blogger
Russian citizen Sofia Sapega, 23, was arrested in May after Minsk forced a Ryanair flight to make an emergency landing.
Belarus Leader Hits Out as U.S., U.K. Levy New Sanctions
London pointed to "the continued undermining of democracy and human rights violations" by Belarus' leaders.
Belarus Leader Denies Violent Crackdown on Critics
Lukashenko spoke on the one-year anniversary of a contested election that was followed by a harsh crackdown on the opposition.
Belarus Olympic Athlete 'Happy to be in Safety' in Poland
The athlete has been at the center of a diplomatic drama after she publicly criticized her coaches.
Belarus Olympic Athlete Stops Over in Vienna Before Poland Refuge
Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she feared for her life if she was forced to return home after criticizing her coaches.
'We were waiting for this'
Belarus Jails Students and Raids Media in Crackdown
Authorities in the ex-Soviet country are in the midst of a months-long effort to crush Belarus's remaining pockets of dissent.
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