Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Russian FSB claims to have prevented military coup in Belarus and assassination attempt on Lukashenko

    On April 17, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it detained two people who allegedly were preparing a military coup in Belarus and an assassination attempt on the self-proclaimed president Alexander Lukashenko, TASS reports.

    "The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the Committee of State Security of the Republic of Belarus (KGB), as a result of the special operation, foiled the illegal activities of Yuri Zyankovich, who has dual citizenship …

  • Putin calls Lukashenko to discuss ‘threats coming from the West’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called Alexander Lukashenko and discussed with him "external threats from the Western direction,"reported the Telegram channel "Pool of The First" close to Lukashenko's press service.

    It is noted that the presidents spoke for about half an hour and decided that "it is in the interests of both countries to develop integration processes and strengthen multifaceted cooperation."

    "One of the main themes: epidemiology. Focus on vaccination and vaccine production. …

  • Putin gives Lukashenko $19 million and defers loan payments for two years

    Russia is once again extending a financial helping hand to self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

    In the next two years, Minsk will be able to not pay Russia $906 million in installments for the loan provided for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. According to Interfax, the relevant protocol was ratified by the Russian Federation Council.

    Under the new terms, Minsk's payments to Russia will be reduced by 3.5 times, to 370.8 million dollars.

    The …

  • Belarusian opposition releases documentary about Lukashenko's hidden fortunes

    Belarusian oppositionist has released an investigation into the corruption of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. The film was published on the YouTube channel NEXTA.

    The film talks about Lukashenko's real estate and provides a list of his residences. In addition, the authors of the investigation speak about Lukashenko's car collection, which is worth 4 million, and his large aircraft fleet. NEXTA journalists also said that Lukashenko has his own "special harem".

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  • Lukashenko: Russia may deploy warplanes to Belarus

    Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has not ruled out the possibility of deployment of Russian warplanes to Belarus, reports Lukashenko’s press service.

    Lukashenko recalled that in 2014, during the Ice Hockey World Championships, Russian planes were in the country and were on duty together with the Belarusian Air Force. According to Lukashenko, the countries could continue to use this experience.

    "Give us these planes. Both Russians and Belarusians should fly these …

  • Lukashenko gives his son rank of general

    Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko dismissed his eldest son Viktor from the post of Presidential Assistant for National Security and gave him the rank of reserve Major General, reported Lukashenko’s press service.

    Viktor Lukashenko is 45 years old. He has served as an assistant to the President of Belarus since 2005. Since 2007, Lukashenko’s son has been a member of the Belarusian Security Council. On February 26, Viktor Lukashenko replaced his father as head of the …

  • Two Belarusian journalists sentenced for live streaming protests in Minsk

    Two journalists of the Belarusian TV channel Belsat, Katerina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova, were sentenced to two years in prison for live streaming protests from the Square of Changes in Minsk.

    As reported by the news outlet TUT. BY, it took only three days for the Frunzen District Court of Minsk to hear the case. Bakhvalova and Chultsova were found guilty of "organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order".

    On November 15, 2020, the Belsat journalists were broadcasting …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin for another $3 billion

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is counting on a new loan from Russia in addition to the $1.5 billion allocated by Moscow in August.

    At the end of February, Lukashenko intends to fly to Sochi for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the agreement on a new Russian loan will be finalized.

    Lukashenko wants another $3 billion. He asked the Kremlin for permission to spend the funds left over from the previous loan for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, …

  • Russia and Belarus to hold large-scale military exercises

    Russia and Belarus plan to hold strategic military exercises Zapad-2021 from September 10 to 16, reports Belta news agency.

    The self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko discussed the upcoming exercises with Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

    It is noted that last year a five-year period of building and development of the Belarusian Armed Forces was completed. Lukashenko asked the Defense Minister about the achieved results.

    "However, I would ask you to report …

  • In a leaked wiretap, Belarusian Interior Minister reveals Lukashenko’s orders to shoot at protesters and create special detention camps

    Belarusian opposition initiative By_Pol, the union of the security forces of Belarus,  posted on the Internet an audio recording, where a man, with a voice similar to the Belarusian Interior Minister Nikolai Karpenkov’s, discussing the use of weapons against protesters and the creation of special detention camps.

    In the released recording, one can hear Karpenkov talking about a meeting with the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, where Lukashenko directly approves the …