Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'
Belarus’ foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country’s disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to our country.”
Siluanov: Belarus To Pay $330 Million In Gazprom Debt From New Russian Loan
Belarus will channel about $330 million of a new $1.5 billion loan from Russia to cover its outstanding debt to Russian gas giant Gazprom, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted as saying by TASS on September 20.
Lukashenko asked Putin to supply new types of weapons to Belarus
Minsk is confident in its ability to keep the situation in the republic and along the border perimeter
EU does not recognize Lukashenko as Belarusian head of state
The EU considers the presidential elections in Belarus to be faked. The EU foreign policy chief Borell has announced sanctions against a "large number" of Belarusian officials.
Pope Francis asks protesters to be peaceful, and authorities to respect rights
Pontiff did not name any country in particular, but his "foreign minister" is in Belarus. On Sunday, 250 people were arrested in protests in the country.
Protesters rounded up in Belarus; Nobel-winning writer due for questioning
Belarusian police have rounded up dozens of protesters heading home from peaceful demonstrations, rights groups said on Wednesday, after days in which the authorities exercised comparative restraint towards mass anti-government rallies. The country's most celebrated writer, Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich, was expected to appear for questioning later
In conversation with Putin, Merkel insists on dialogue in Belarus
Berlin - One day before the EU special summit on the crisis in Belarus, the diplomatic wires are hot. In a telephone conversation with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the government in Minsk to moderate, as a government spokesman said in Berlin on Tuesday. Putin said, according to the presidential office in Moscow, any form of interference in the
Masked men drag protesting Belarusian students off the streets
Masked security agents dragged students off the streets and bundled them into vans as new protests broke out against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday on the fourth weekend since his disputed re-election.
Police drag Belarus students from university building, arrest five, rights group says
Belarusian police arrested five university students in the capital Minsk on Friday, human rights activists said, and videos posted on social media showed chaotic scenes of those detained being dragged away by officers through crowded corridors.
Lukashenko dismissed the head of the Security Council and the head of the KGB
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed a new state secretary of the Security Council and chairs of the State Security Committee and the State Control Committee, a Telegram channel Pul Pervogo reported Thursday.