Three Belarusian opposition leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Three leaders of the Belarusian opposition - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veranika Tsepkalo – have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, said Geir Toskedal, a MP of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Vårt Land.

According to him, he nominated Tikhanovskaya, Kolesnikova and Tsepkalo "for their struggle for fair elections and for inspiring the peaceful opposition against the illegitimate regime in Belarus."

"Opposition …


Russia warns Turkey against joining ‘anti-Crimea coalition’ with Ukraine

Turkey will make a mistake if it joins the "Crimean Platform" at the suggestion of Ukraine, the head of the Crimean Parliament's Committee on People's Diplomacy and International Relations Yuri Gempel told RIA Novosti.

"If Turkey actually joins the so-called Kyiv project "Crimean Platform", which is essentially an anti-Kremlin alliance hostile to the Crimeans, it will make a serious strategic mistake," Gempel said.

According to Gempel, Turkey could lose a reliable ally in the face of Russia, …


280 people detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the detention of 280 people during the protests on Sunday, October 18.

Among those, 215 were detained in Minsk, Belta reports.

Of those detained, 237 remain in custody pending court reviews of administrative offence cases opened against them.

"Partisan March" - another protest with a demand to review the results of the presidential elections in Belarus and release political prisoners - was held in Minsk on October 18. Tens of thousands of …


Erdogan accuses U.S. and Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, the United States and France - are supporting Armenia with weapons, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his party's congress in Sirnak province, Haberler reports.

"Minsk trio, USA, Russia and France... They sided with Armenia. They provide all kinds of support to Armenia including weapons," the Turkish president said.

Erdogan also said that Armenia for the second time violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. …


Kyiv promises Moscow a ‘flow of coffins’ if Russia attacks Ukraine

In the event of a full-scale aggression against Ukraine, Russia will receive a "flow of coffins", stated Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Serhiy Kryvonos in an interview with Obozrevatel news outlet.

"Mentally, it is not a problem for Russians to start a full-scale aggression against our country. But they understand that the enormous number of losses that their armed forces will suffer and the flow of coffins that will go to Russia," Kryvonos said.

Kryvonos …