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The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Autocephalous Church, Archbishop Sviatoslav Login, excommunicated Alexander Lukashenko from the church and declared anathema against him, reports Radio Liberty.
On Sunday, November 22, during a service at St. Cyril of Turov Cathedral in Toronto, Canada, in the presence of believers, the archbishop read "Archpastoral message to proclaim anathema on former President Alexander Lukashenko - dictator, murderer and tormentor of the pious Belarusian people."
The Belarusian authorities decided to include representatives of the leadership of the European Union and a number of European countries in the sanctions lists and to suspend the dialogue with the EU on human rights, said the Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with Belarus-1 TV channel.
"If we are affected, if any sanctions are imposed against us, we will, of course, be forced to adequately respond. You know that the European Union has imposed additional sanctions …
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has asked that Belarusian riot police and the Anti Organized Crime Directorate be recognized as terrorist organizations.
Tikhanovskaya spoke about the brutality of Belarusian security forces during a meeting with the Dutch Foreign Minister.
"Since GUBOPIK (Main Anti Organized Crime Directorate) and riot police have turned into criminal gangs, we are beginning the procedure of recognizing these organizations as extremist or terrorist. All …
Seven EU partner countries, including Ukraine, have joined European sanctions against high-ranking officials of the regime of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, as reported on the website of the European Parliament.
Ukraine and other countries joined the EU sanctions of Octobers 2. The sanctions list includes 40 Belarusian officials, but not Lukashenko himself.
“The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA countries …
Alexander Lukashenko said the U.S. Intelligence has deployed its control center near Warsaw and Kyiv. The canters were allegedly discovered by the Russian and Belarusian intelligence services, reported BelTA agency.
"The U.S. - they created a center near Warsaw, and now they have created a center in Kyiv. Well, I would say, but us and the Russians, our intelligence agencies did their job and found these centers. Not a single Pole is there. These are all Americans - smart, talented, capable …
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich said that the Baltic states have agreed to jointly expand the blacklists of those responsible for suppressing protests in Belarus.
"Based on the immigration law, I have decided to include two Belarusian citizens on the list of undesirable persons in the Republic of Latvia, imposing a ban on their entry to Latvia indefinitely. To quote the classic: "We don't need such hockey," Rinkevich wrote on Twitter.
According to him, Latvia has decided to ban entry …
Electricity production at the Belarusian nuclear power plant has been temporarily suspended due to problems with the equipment, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.
"Electricity is not being generated at the Belarusian nuclear power plant at the moment. The day before, the Energy Ministry reported that (to restore electricity generation) it is necessary to replace certain equipment,” said the representative of the Belarusian Energy Ministry.
He could not give the expected dates for the …
On Sunday, November 8, more than a thousand people were detained at peaceful protests in Belarus.
According to the human rights center Viasna, among 1,023 detainees are journalists, athletes, actors, scientists and cultural figures.
Protesters were detained not only in Minsk, but also in Gomel, Bobruisk, Vitebsk and Grodno.
Most of them were taken to district police stations. Some were transferred to the pre-trial detention center, some were released.
Yesterday, the media reported on the …
On Friday, November 6, the European Union imposed sanctions against the incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
Lukashenko " is responsible for the violent repression by the State apparatus carried out before and after the 2020 presidential election, in particular with the dismissal of key opposition candidates, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists," the EU statement reads.
The updated sanctions …
Belarusian doctors who have left for work abroad will no longer be able to come back, said the acting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA news agency reports.
"They are specifically asking our doctors to come to Poland to help the population and the government in the fight against the COVID. I want to warn you that we don't have any extra doctors. We need to treat our people ourselves. But, following our principle, we will not keep anyone. However, …