Andrei Makhovsky

Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against EU as Putin and Lukashenko talk

02 Oct 2020

MINSK/MOSCOW President Alexander Lukashenko's government announced that it had drawn up a list of people banned from entering Belarus in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the European Union on Friday.

Nobel laureate Alexievich leaves Belarus for medical treatment in Germany

28 Sep 2020

MINSK Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich, a prominent opposition figure, has left Belarus on a trip to Germany but her departure is not linked to politics and she plans to return, an aide told Reuters on Monday.

Tens of thousands rally against Belarus president in 'people's inauguration'

28 Sep 2020

MINSK Masked police dragged people into vans and fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse crowds as tens of thousands marched for a seventh straight weekend to demand veteran Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko quit. | Video

Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko

26 Sep 2020

MINSK Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month's election.

Thousands protest after Belarusian leader hastily sworn in

23 Sep 2020

MINSK Belarusian security forces began detaining people and fired water cannon to disperse crowds as thousands took to the streets of Minsk in protest against the abrupt inauguration of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday. | Video

Belarus will shut transit routes if sanctions imposed, Lukashenko says

28 Aug 2020

MINSK/MOSCOW Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, facing a nearly three-week popular uprising since a disputed election, threatened on Friday to cut off European transit routes across his country if sanctions are imposed.

Belaruskali says operating at full capacity, Aug shipments unaffected by strike

28 Aug 2020

MINSK Belarusian miner Belaruskali, the world's largest producer of potash, said on Friday its output this month would not be affected by industrial action, after some of its workers joined large-scale protests over the country's disputed election.

Nobel laureate author emerges as powerful voice backing Belarus protests

28 Aug 2020

MINSK/KYIV Wielding a bunch of flowers and surrounded by clapping supporters, Belarus's most celebrated writer has lent a powerful voice to the opposition against President Alexander Lukashenko, even if she has so far balked at taking a leadership role.

Putin says Russia has set up force to aid Belarus leader if needed

28 Aug 2020

MOSCOW/MINSK Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Kremlin had set up a police force to support Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko at his request, although it would not be deployed unless unrest there spun out of control.

Nobel Prize-winning Belarus author calls on Russia to push Lukashenko to talk

27 Aug 2020

MINSK Belarus's most celebrated writer called on Russia on Wednesday to help persuade President Alexander Lukashenko to negotiate, as she arrived for questioning in a criminal case accusing an opposition body of an illegal attempt to seize power. | Video

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