Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • International Olympic Committee suspends Lukashenko’s regime from all sporting events

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to suspend the membership the Belarusian National Olympic Committee (NOC), headed by Alexander Lukashenko, thus banning the Belarusian National Olympic from taking part in the Olympic Games and other events of the organization, announced the IOC's Associate Director in the Strategic Communications Department Christian Klaue.

    Lukashenko's son Viktor, who is the first vice-president of the NOC, will also be banned from visiting the Olympic …

  • Lukashenko accuses NATO of planning to seize Western territories of Belarus

    NATO is creating a military group in order to seize Western Belarusian territories, stated Alexander Lukashenko during the session of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organisation).

    The self-proclaimed head of Belarus expressed serious concern about the increase in the military presence of the United States and NATO near the western borders of the country.

    "The case, I quote, is in the historical affiliation of the Belarusian lands to Poland. This is …

  • Several hundred people detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

    Mass protests against the regime of the self-proclaimed President Alexander Lukashenko continue in Belarus.

    A protest called the "March of Neighbors" was held in Minsk this Sunday. Instead of holding mass gatherings in the city center and marches through the central streets of the city, the protesters decided to gather in small groups in some areas of the capital of Belarus.

    At the same time, when the security forces approached, the protesters dispersed, but after some time gathered again in …

  • Belarusian opposition leader promises to relook at all relations with Russia

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former presidential candidate and opposition leader, said that if the new government came to power, all the agreements of Belarus with Russia would be reconsidered.

    "Whatever Alexander Lukashenko agrees on, he has lost the support of the Belarusian people. This means that all its deals and contracts will be relooked and annulled by the new government," Tikhanovskaya wrote on her Telegram channel.

    She spoke in favor of friendly relations with Moscow, noting that the …

  • Minsk to impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials

    Minsk has prepared sanctions against a number of Ukrainian officials, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, BelTA reports.

    Makei called Ukraine's joining the EU sanctions against Belarus an "unfriendly step."

    "We cannot loot at this step as anything other than an absolutely unfriendly step and an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus," Makei said.

    According to him, Kyiv's decision demonstrates the inconsistency of Ukraine’s policy. "We see this as a mockery of …

  • Belarusian Orthodox Church excommunicates Lukashenko

    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  …

  • Belarus expands sanctions against EU

    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 asks that Belarusian riot police be recognized as terrorist organization

    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 …

  • Ukraine and six other countries join EU sanctions against Lukashenko's regime

    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 …

  • Lukashenko ‘finds’ U.S. Intelligence centers in Warsaw and Kyiv

    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 …