‘Open interference’: Belarus warns against inclusion of opposition figure Tikhanovskaya in meeting of EU foreign ministers

Belarus has warned the EU not to include opposition figurehead and former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in an upcoming meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers, saying it would amount to open interference. … Read More >‘Open interference’: Belarus warns against inclusion of opposition figure Tikhanovskaya in meeting of EU foreign ministers

Belarusian police disperse anti-Lukashenko ‘women’s march’ in Minsk, more than 100 arrests made (VIDEOS)

Police dispersed an all-female rally in Minsk, on Saturday where protesters were demanding the resignation of longtime Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. More than 100 arrests were made, in the the crackdown. … Read More >Belarusian police disperse anti-Lukashenko ‘women’s march’ in Minsk, more than 100 arrests made (VIDEOS)

Belarus closes borders with Poland & Lithuania amid political turmoil, accusing both countries of interfering in its affairs

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has announced the decision to shut the country’s borders with Poland and Lithuania. He says the neighboring states are stroking protests in the country, and openly backing the opposition. … Read More >Belarus closes borders with Poland & Lithuania amid political turmoil, accusing both countries of interfering in its affairs

Belarusian opposition figurehead Kolesnikova faces up to 5 years in prison, charged with ‘publicly calling for seizure of power’

Belarusian opposition activist Maria Kolesnikova has been charged with publicly calling for seizure of power, investigators said Wednesday. She is the only one of three women who led this summer’s protests still in the country. … Read More >Belarusian opposition figurehead Kolesnikova faces up to 5 years in prison, charged with ‘publicly calling for seizure of power’

Another color revolution? US orchestrating Belarusian unrest, says Russian spy chief Naryshkin; Belarus’ leader Lukashenko agrees

The director of Russia’s foreign intelligence service (SVR) has accused the US of fomenting anti-government demonstrations in Belarus. Spy boss Sergey Naryshkin says Washington provided about $20 million to bolster the opposition. … Read More >Another color revolution? US orchestrating Belarusian unrest, says Russian spy chief Naryshkin; Belarus’ leader Lukashenko agrees

‘Humanitarian crisis’ unfolds on Ukraine-Belarus border as Jewish pilgrims left stranded after Kiev tightens Covid-19 restrictions

Hundreds of Hasidim pilgrims, seeking to visit a venerated rabbi’s grave in Ukraine’s Uman to mark Jewish New Year, have reportedly become stuck between Belarus and Ukraine after Kiev tightened border controls over coronavirus. … Read More >‘Humanitarian crisis’ unfolds on Ukraine-Belarus border as Jewish pilgrims left stranded after Kiev tightens Covid-19 restrictions

‘Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of UKRAINE’: EU Foreign Minister confuses Belarus leader’s country

Josep Borrell, the European Union’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, turned many heads while trying in the EU Parliament to question Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s legitimacy, confusing his country with neighboring Ukraine. … Read More >‘Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of UKRAINE’: EU Foreign Minister confuses Belarus leader’s country

‘Provocative & unacceptable’: Minsk says Lithuania’s recognition of Tikhanovskaya as Belarusian president breaks international law

Lithuania’s decision to recognize Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the leader of Belarus “violates the norms of international law,” according to a statement by the Council of the Republic, the upper house of parliament in Minsk. … Read More >‘Provocative & unacceptable’: Minsk says Lithuania’s recognition of Tikhanovskaya as Belarusian president breaks international law

Lukashenko meets Putin in Sochi as western-backed Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya threatens to cancel any agreements

Exiled former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has criticized Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for meeting with the “usurper,” a term she has used to describe the country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko. … Read More >Lukashenko meets Putin in Sochi as western-backed Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya threatens to cancel any agreements