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#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

The European Parliament condemns the “crackdown on peaceful protesters” in mass demonstrations by thousands of citizens across Belarus, in particular on Freedom Day (25 March), when security forces violently attacked and beat protesters and arrested hundreds of people, including domestic and foreign journalists reporting on the events. The protests were directed against the adoption of […]

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What to know about the protests in #Belarus

What to know about the protests in #Belarus

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Late March saw a heavy-handed government response and mass arrests at a series of protest rallies in Belarus. Keir Giles takes a closer look at what has been going on. 25 March is the anniversary of a short-lived independent Belarusian state in 1918, and traditionally a day for rallies organized by opposition groups. This year […]

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#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the massive crackdown launched by riot police on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Belarus. Almost a thousand people were arrested and many of them were beaten by police and needed medical attention over the weekend.  Protesters in Belarus took the streets in reaction […]

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EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has been urged to intensify sanctions against Russia or risk a repeat of the Ukraine crisis in neighbouring Belarus. The warning comes amid a recent big upsurge in fighting in Donbass between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces. The deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting has resulted in several fatalities, is […]

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For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

For #Armenia, an alliance that may be more trouble than it’s worth

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan at a CSTO meeting in October 2016. Photo via Getty Images Anahit Shirinyan Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House Similar to other Eurasian regional groupings, the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an alliance of inconvenience at best. But for Armenia, which seeks a security umbrella – and […]

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In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

In #Belarus, #Rosatom is ‘building a crematorium’

| December 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

A huge new building is currently under construction in a greenfield part of Belarus. It is surrounded by rolling agricultural land and situated in an ecologically pristine region of the country’s north, writes Martin Banks. But, even before it has been completed, this latest addition to the Belarus skyline is already the subject of fierce […]

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#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

#CIS: The quarter-century milestone

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), writes Martin Banks. This is an association of former Soviet republics that was established in December 1991 by Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to help ease the dissolution of the Soviet Union and coordinate inter-republican affairs. Most of the former Soviet republics are […]

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