Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Ukraine refuses to recognize Lukashenko as president of Belarus

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, after additional meetings and consultations, has formed a position in assessing the inauguration and the political status of Alexander Lukashenko, announced on Twitter Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    According to him, Ukraine does not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus despite the so-called inauguration in Minsk on September 23. Kyiv has made this decision because of violations during the election campaign and further …

  • Lukashenko secretly inaugurated in Minsk

    Alexander Lukashenko's inauguration has taken place in Minsk at the Palace of Independence. The Central Election Commission of Belarus announced his victory, but the opposition claims that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won the election by a large margin. Ukraine, as well as the EU and the United States, did not recognize the results of the elections in Belarus as fair and reflecting the real will of citizens.

    Lukashenko’s inauguration has been reported by the state news agency BELTA.

    It is noted …

  • EU decides not to recall its ambassador from Belarus

    The European Union does not intend to recall its ambassador from Belarus, even though it refuses to recognize the current government of the country as legitimate, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell at a press conference in Brussels, reports RBC.

    "This does not mean that we will recall ambassadors. But we will reduce our cooperation with Minsk to a lower level," he said.

    According to Borrell, the European Union has to put up with Alexander …

  • Putin approves Lukashenko's plans to amend constitution

    At a meeting in Sochi between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, Putin supported the proposed amendments to the Belarusian Constitution, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as quoted by TASS.

    "Of course, the events of recent weeks in Belarus could not but have an impact. In addition, we know the initiative of President Lukashenko to carry out constitutional reform, to start the relevant process, and this topic was also touched upon and this initiative was also …

  • For the second time Cyprus blocks EU sanctions against Belarus

    On Friday, September 18, Cyprus for the second time blocked the sanctions of the European Union against Belarus, vetoing the draft punitive measures at the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries in Brussels, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Cyprus explained that its opposition to the sanctions against Belarus is because it wants the EU to enforce the punitive measures against Turkey, which conducts gas exploration in the disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean. …

  • Lukashenko orders closure of borders with Lithuania Poland and Ukraine

    The current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the closure of the borders with Lithuania and Poland, as well as the "strengthening of borders" with Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We don't know what they're going to throw at us next. We understand that there are few tricks left in their arsenal before they begin a hot war. I have to work with the Russian President and the Minister of Defense to rebuild the common defense of the union state for the last few days," Lukashenko …

  • Russian Defense Minister arrives in Belarus

    Today, September 16, a Russian military delegation headed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu arrived in the capital of Belarus, reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

    It is noted that the working visit is carried out "to discuss the bilateral military cooperation between Belarus and Russia."

    On September 14, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Putin in Sochi.

    On September 15, Russian paratroopers arrived in Belarus. Units of …

  • Russian paratroopers arrive in Belarus for military exercises

    Soldiers of the 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division of the Russian Armed Forces arrived at the Brest training ground to take part in the military exercises "Slavic Brotherhood 2020", reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense.

    According to the Ministry, the soldiers of the Belarusian 38th separate Guards Amphibious Assault Brigade are also taking part in the exercises. In total, up to 1.5 thousand military personnel, as well as more than 150 aircraft, combat and special …

  • Putin gives Lukashenko $1.5 billion loan

    Russia will provide Belarus with a loan of $1.5 billion, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi.

    The details of the new loan are being worked out by the finance ministries of the two countries, Putin said, without specifying from which sources the funds are planned to be allocated.

    "Russia remains committed to all our agreements, including the agreements of the Treaty on the Union State and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. We …

  • Talks between Putin and Lukashenko begin in Sochi

    Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko have begun in Sochi, stated Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS .

    "Talks have begun," he said, answering a question.

    According to Telegram-channel "Pool One" close to Lukashenko's press service, the protocol part of the meeting has ended.

    The President of Belarus arrived in Sochi on a working visit on the morning of September 14. As reported by Lukashenko's press service, …