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#Belarus election: ‘Hundreds detained’ amid protest as early results indicate Lukashenko landslide

#Belarus election: ‘Hundreds detained’ amid protest as early results indicate Lukashenko landslide

| August 10, 2020

Clashes broke out as early election results indicated Alexander Lukashenko (right) had won in a landslide against Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (left)   –   Copyright  Sergei Grits/AP Photo Thousands of protesters have been dispersed by Belarusian police as they flooded the streets in opposition of early election results that indicate longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has secured a landslide victory, writes Rachael Kennedy with AP. State […]

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#Belarus – Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell ahead of the presidential elections

#Belarus – Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell ahead of the presidential elections

| August 8, 2020

“The presidential elections in Belarus will take place this Sunday, 9 August, and early voting has already started. During the electoral campaign, the Belarusian people have shown unprecedented political mobilization in favour of free elections and democracy. The peaceful mobilization of the society has been met so far with unacceptable further restrictions on freedoms of […]

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Hip-hop artist #Tyga cancels dictator-sponsored concert 

Hip-hop artist #Tyga cancels dictator-sponsored concert 

| August 7, 2020

American hip-hop artist Tyga (pictured) has cancelled his performance at a government-sponsored concert in Belarus on August 8, after pressure from the Human Rights Foundation and hundreds of fans on social media. HRF wrote to Tyga, urging him to cancel his concert on Saturday and stand with the people of Belarus against the dictator. Within […]

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Putin’s Silence: Inaction of the Russian leader regarding “mercenaries” in Belarus plays against him.

Putin’s Silence: Inaction of the Russian leader regarding “mercenaries” in Belarus plays against him.

| August 6, 2020

The scandal about Russian mercenaries in Belarus continues to flare up, bringing more and more political dividends to the President of this East European country, Alexander Lukashenka. July 6, Lukashenka instructed the Prosecutor Generals of Russia and Ukraine to Belarus to be invited to discuss the future of the detained militants. Not a day goes […]

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#Belarussia – Protests continue against 26 year reign of Lukashenko

#Belarussia – Protests continue against 26 year reign of Lukashenko

| July 15, 2020

Belarussians are demonstrating against the decision of their electoral commission to reject the candidacy of two possible rivals (Viktar Babaryka and Valery Tsapkala) of the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko who has been in office 26 years. The European Commission has called for transparency and respect for the OSCE’s recommendations for ensuring that elections are fair […]

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#Russia and #Belarus – Still partners or rivals?

#Russia and #Belarus – Still partners or rivals?

The subject of relations between Russia and Belarus, two neighbors of the former Soviet Union who are drawn together by ethnic, language and cultural affinity, has always dominated Russian media environment, writes Alex Ivanov, Moscow correspondent.  Since the end of last year, various kinds of speculations about the prospects for further rapprochement have intensified in […]

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#Coronavirus – EU channels further assistance to Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus

#Coronavirus – EU channels further assistance to Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus

| June 29, 2020

This week, an Emergency Medical Team of 10 doctors and nurses from Italy are preparing their mission to Armenia, via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. They will provide further assistance in addition to last week’s deployed medical experts from Lithuania. In addition, in response to requests for assistance under the Mechanism, Poland has offered disinfectant, […]

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