Tag: Belarus

EU27 agree on sanctions against Belarus

In the early hours of Friday, the EU leaders also reached a deal over how to tackle Turkey.

100,000 protesters mark 50 days of demonstrations against Lukashenko

Belarus has been gripped by mass protests since the Presidential election on the 9th of August, which according to international reports is widely believed to have been rigged.

MEPs seek sanctions against Belarus, Russia

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a resolution rejecting the official results of the “so-called presidential elections” in Belarus and called for sanctions against those responsible for falsifying the election results and for the violent repression of protests.

Russia loans $1.5 billion to Belarus

Lukashenko met Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in urgent need of help to maintain his 26-year grip on power.

Tens of thousands protesters rally in Minsk as police detain 250

The new mass demonstration was called on the eve of talks between Lukashenko and his main ally, Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Key opposition figure goes missing in Belarus

Maria Kolesnikova, a key opposition leader in Belarus, has disappeared in the country's capital Minsk.

Women protesting in Belarus calling for Lukashenko’s resignation

Belarus has been gripped by mass protests since the Presidential election on the 9th of August, which according to international reports is widely believed to have been rigged.

EU express their support to Belarusians, questions election validity

EU member states condemned the disproportionate and unacceptable violence displayed by the state authorities against peaceful protesters.

Pope calls for respect for justice and rights in Belarus

In his greetings following the Angelus on Sunday morning, Pope Francis said that he was following the post-electoral situation in Belarus. He called for dialogue, the rejection of violence, respect for justice and rights.

Clashes after disputed presidential vote in Belarus

Video footage showed helmeted police detaining and clashing with protesters, and one particular footage showed a police prisoner transport van hit a crowd of people in Minsk.