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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko collapsed for a second time this month after a meeting with President Vladimir Putin and was hospitalised in Moscow on May 27.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was rushed back to Minsk almost directly from Red Square in Moscow on May 9 suffering from a serious but mysterious illness and hasn't been seen since.
Belarusian political prisoner and former presidential candidate Viktor Babariko has been hospitalised on April 27 after reportedly having been badly beaten, causing his lung to collapse, Kyiv Independent reported on May 4.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called for a ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict and the beginning of peace talks in a speech to the National Assembly on March 31.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared Russia will store nuclear weapons in Belarus on March 25 in response to the UK announcement it will send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ramped up his brutal repression with a series of raids on opposition leaders and politically motivated jailings that has led the UN to accuse his regime of “crimes against humanity.”
A court in Belarus sentenced exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to 15 years in prison for leading protests against the country's authoritarian leader in August 2020.
The number of Belarusians seeking refuge in the European Union reached an all-time high in 2022, according to reports from the union's asylum agency, the Kyiv Independent reports, as Minsk became ...
On Tuesday, January 17, a Minsk court began a trial in absentia of leading Belarusian opposition figures. Political repression continues to increase in the country.
While the current the macroeconomic storm in Belarus does not favour Minsk's foreign currency revenues, it will likely have enough to pay off its foreign currency-denominated debt. However, it might not have the technical possibility to do so.
In the last two months, Minsk has significantly tightened its political control of the country. Minsk's increased political crackdowns show there is no end in sight for the spiral of repressions that have been ongoing since 2020.
In June, Belarus’ Finance Minister admitted that the country had already begun having troubles with making its debt payments through ...
Ukraine is increasingly fearing a renewed invasion from Belarusian territory, but while Minsk might hold back for a while longer, Russia is intensifying its aerial assaults against Ukraine from Belarusian territory.
Lukashenko has now officially admitted a certain participation by Belarus in Russia’s war in Ukraine, likely due to increased pressure from Putin for more political support. Now Lukashenko is drawing himself even deeper into Putin’s war.
Lukashenko has declared that Belarus will not conduct a mobilisation such as Russia's, and in recent days, statements by Lukashenko and Belarus' foreign minister indicate an attempt at a new tactic from Minsk.
As several EU countries want to increase visa restrictions for Russians, Belarusians risk getting caught in the crossfire, and in today's geopolitical climate it becomes ever more important to differentiate between a Russian and Belarusian passport.
As several EU countries have recently imposed or plan to impose strong restrictions on the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians, Belarusians are also facing restricted access to visas to the EU.
On the second anniversary of Belarus’ 2020 presidential election, the exiled opposition announced the creation of a “United Transitional Cabinet”. But how will the exiled opposition manage to keep itself relevant?
Many Belarusians who fled to Ukraine in 2020 and 2021 are now finding it hard to renew their visas, and many receive deportation notices to leave the country at short notice.
While many Belarusian IT workers already began leaving the country after the wave of political repression that followed Belarus’ 2020 presidential elections, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine initiated a second wave of fleeing IT workers.