Alexander Lukashenko
World  /  Published 28.02.22

Lukashenko tightens grip in referendum

Belarus' president Alexander Lukashenko has gained further power after a referendum on Sunday. Lukashenko has ruled Belarus since 1994. The country's central electoral commission said that a...
By Deutsche Welle

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.21

Migrant pawns: EU's responsibilities

As thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, struggle to survive in sub-zero temperatures along the Poland-Belarus border, the world is staring at a humanitarian crisis that is the result of...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 07.09.21

Belarus activist gets jail term

Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday, leading to an outcry from west...
By Reuters in Kyiv

World  /  Published 09.07.21

Belarus bars newspaper website

Authorities in Belarus said on Thursday they had blocked the website of a newspaper that has been critical of veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko and the editor's wife said her husband had been ta...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 22.06.21

Belarus hit by a wave of new sanctions

Western powers hit Belarus with a wave of new sanctions on Monday in a coordinated response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, an act that i...
By Reuters in Brussels


World  /  Published 30.05.21

US to reimpose sanctions on Belarus

The Biden administration said late on Friday that it would reimpose economic sanctions on certain state-owned companies in Belarus, the latest diplomatic pushback from a western government after the c...
By Mike Ives in New York

World  /  Published 29.05.21

Lukashenko seeks Russia help over EU showdown

Belarus’s authoritarian leader will discuss closer economic ties with Russia on Friday, as he seeks support from his main backer amid a bruising showdown with the EU over the forced diversion of...
By AP via PTI in Moscow

World  /  Published 27.05.21

Lukashenko: Scribe plotting rebellion

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday a journalist pulled off a plane that landed in Minsk had been plotting a bloody rebellion, and accused the West of waging a hybrid war again...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 26.05.21

Airlines shun Belarus, Europe ban likely

Belarus did not immediately comment on the torture allegation but has consistently denied abusing detainees. Rights groups have documented hundreds of cases of what they describe as abuse and forced c...
By Reuters in Vilnius, Lithuania

World  /  Published 24.05.21

Belarus: ‘Hijack’ to detain critic

By Reuters in Moscow


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