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May 15 2023
Belarus leader Lukashenko's absence at ceremony sparks health speculation
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has not been seen in public since Tuesday, did not appear on Sunday at a ceremony in the capital, Minsk, triggering speculation that the veteran leader is seriously ill. The BelTA state news agency reported that Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko read a message from Lukashenko during an annual ceremony at which young people swear allegiance to theNBC News (Online)
Mar 27 2023
Russian Nukes in Belarus: Why Putin Is Escalating Again
Russian President Vladimir Putin is again reverting to his most effective card as his troops struggle to make significant headway on the devastated frontlines of Ukraine and as Kyiv prepares to turn its new Western weapons against Moscow's occupying forces.
The Russian president announced this weekend that Moscow would build storage facilities for tactical nuclear weapons—which areNewsweek
Mar 27 2023
Why does Russia want tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus?
The announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he intends to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus appears to be another attempt to raise the stakes in the conflict in Ukraine.
It follows Putin’s warnings that Moscow is ready to use “all available means,” to fend off attacks on Russian territory, a reference to its nuclear arsenal.
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Aug 18 2020
“Belarusians chanting ‘Step down!’ filled the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday in the biggest protest so far against what they said was the fraudulent re-election a week ago of longtime president Alexander Lukashenko.” (Reuters)
Both sides condemn Lukashenko, and call on the US and EU to support the protestors:
“The need for a coordinated stance against Lukashenko is urgentThe Flip Side
Mar 27 2023
Russia to deploy "tactical nuclear weapons" in Belarus, on Ukraine's northern border, Putin says
Russia has ratcheted up tensions with the West amid its ongoing war against Ukraine, with President Vladimir Putin saying Moscow will deploy "tactical nuclear weapons" in Belarus. The Russian leader said 10 fighter jets capable of carrying tactical nuclear weapons — generally a reference to smaller weapons used for limited battlefield attacks, rather than larger, long-range "strategic" nuclearCBS News (Online)
Mar 27 2023
Western criticism won't stop Russia from plans to station nuclear weapons in Belarus
The Kremlin dismissed criticism from Western countries regarding Russia's decision to station nuclear weapons in Belarus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the announcement in an interview with Russian state media this week, explaining that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally, had agreed to the deployment, which prompted concerns from Western countries alliedWashington Examiner
Mar 01 2023
Lukashenko In China Says Belarus 'Fully' Supports Beijing's Ukraine Plan
Belarus strongman and close Kremlin ally Alexander Lukashenko said during a visit to China Wednesday that his country fully supports an initiative put forward by Beijing to achieve peace in Ukraine.
"Today's meeting is taking place at a very difficult time, which calls for new, unorthodox approaches and responsible political decisions," Lukashenko told China's President Xi Jinping,Barron's
Mar 03 2023
Belarus jails Nobel winner Bialiatski for 10 years; EU, US protest
Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday by a court in his native Belarus which found him guilty of financing protests in a trial condemned by the United States and the European Union as a "sham".
Bialiatski, 60, was awarded the Nobel prize in October for his work promoting human rights and democracy in a countryReuters
Dec 30 2022
Belarus says it downed Ukraine air defence missile
Belarus has summoned the Ukrainian ambassador, saying it had shot down a Ukrainian air defence missile in Belarusian territory.
It happened during one of Russia's heaviest aerial onslaughts against Ukraine so far.
Footage from Belarusian state television appeared to show missile debris in a field.
A Ukrainian military spokesman said the incident was "the result of airBBC News
Feb 21 2023
Belarus’ foreign minister reportedly died by suicide after meeting Putin officials
The pro-West foreign minister of Belarus died by suicide just days after returning from a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s officials in Armenia, according to a new report.
Long-serving Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, 64, was reported to have suffered a heart attack when he died suddenly on Nov. 26.
But according to reporting by the independent Belarusian mediaNew York Post (News)