Friday, Oct 07, 2022

Alexander Lukashenko


Belarus’ leader, ‘Europe’s last dictator,’ burnishes links to Russia

June 27, 2022 12:21 pm

Some analysts believe it is only a matter of time before pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin forces Alexander Lukashenko to take more direct action in the war, pushing him into an existential dilemma.

German politicians urge help for Belarus border migrants

November 14, 2021 9:19 pm

Winter's arrival has sparked calls for urgent aid to the migrants stranded at the Belarus-Poland border. The EU is preparing fresh sanctions against Belarusian authorities.

Belarus convicts activist Maria Kolesnikova on 'extremism' charges

September 06, 2021 10:53 pm

A court in Minsk has found opposition activist Maria Kolesnikova guilty on charges of trying to seize power and of extremism. Kolesnikova, who tore up her passport to prevent expulsion, faces 11 years in prison.

Who is Vitaly Shishov, the missing Belarus activist found dead in a park in Ukraine?

August 03, 2021 7:35 pm

26-year-old Shishov was the head of a Kyiv-based organisation Belarusian House in Ukraine (BHU) that helped Belarusians fleeing persecution with their legal status in Ukraine, accommodation and employment.

Belarus opposition: Jailed dissident a 'hostage' at briefing

June 15, 2021 10:53 am

Raman Pratasevich founded a messaging app channel that was widely used in last year's massive protests against hardline President Alexander Lukashenko.

Opposition: Belarusian dissident forced to confess on TV

June 04, 2021 6:29 pm

Speaking in a trembling voice and looking nervous in the program on state-controlled ONT channel, Pratasevich said the opposition was pondering plans for a forceful change of government and was locked in infighting to divide the funds offered by Poland and Lithuania. 

Belarusian journalist in prison video after flight diversion

June 03, 2021 7:43 pm

The footage of Raman Pratasevich was part of an hour-long TV program aired late Wednesday by the state-controlled ONT channel.

Belarusians increasingly cornered after EU cuts air links

May 29, 2021 9:06 pm

Its land borders already were under tight restrictions, and now the European Union has banned flights from Belarus after a jetliner was diverted to Minsk earlier this week and authorities arrested a dissident journalist who was aboard.

Belarusian leader heads to Russia amid showdown with EU

May 28, 2021 5:54 pm

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russia Vladimir Putin at his Black Sea residence in Sochi for talks on closer economic ties according to the Kremlin.


Thousands of protesters in Belarus demand Lukanshenko's resignation

August 23, 2020 8:51 pm

The uprising in Belarus erupted last week in a democratic vacuum, in a country where challengers to President Alexander Lukashenko are jailed or exiled and where there is no experienced parliamentary opposition.