Monthly Archives: August 2020

Tikhanovskaya announced the creation of a coordinating council for the peaceful transfer of power in Belarus

The Belarusian politician also stated that she is ready for a dialogue with the authorities in order to restore the rule of law in the country. 17:26 08/14/2020 https://imgclf.112.ua/original/2020/08/14/432132.jpg?timestamp=1597404185 Belarusian oppositionist and presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced that she was initiating the creation of a coordinating council to ensure the transfer of power. The appeal was published on the Telegram channel

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Belarus Now Dividing Russians More Deeply and Permanently Than Ukraine Did in 2014

By: Paul Goble August 13, 2020 05:47 PM  When Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, his actions deeply divided Russian nationalists and many other Russians as well; but the Kremlin leader was able to overcome that discord by annexing Crimea and creating what many have referred to as “the Crimean consensus” in Russia. Events in Belarus today are also dividing Russian

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Belarusian Foreign Minister: Minsk is ready to discuss election results with the West

Belarus is ready to discuss elections and the situation in the country with foreign partners, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei during a telephone conversation with the head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis, as cited by BelTA The talks took place against amid the increasing calls of European leaders to impose sanctions against Belarus for

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Belarus Factory Workers Hold Mass Walkouts to Back Opposition

Crowds of workers walked off the job on Friday at several factories in Belarus’s capital Minsk in support of the opposition calling for leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Hundreds of workers marched from the Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) and the Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) after the opposition called for strikes against Lukashenko’s disputed claim to have won re-election on

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‘Torture Chamber’: Jailed Belarusians Reveal Prison Abuse

Graphic content Emerging from a jail in Minsk with other Belarusians detained in a post-election crackdown, 27-year-old math teacher Yana Bobrovskaya said she never expected to make it out alive. “We thought we would be buried in here,” she said Friday, weeping as she recounted her experience to AFP.  “They can do anything while you have no rights,” she added.

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Ukraine’s new anti-corruption bodies lock horns with deep state over rotten court

Article by: Olena Makarenko This July has seen the biggest scandal yet involving Ukraine’s judiciary. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects the notorious Kyiv District Administrative Court judges of creating a criminal organization and aiming to seize state power. The bureau presented a 45-minute video including audio recordings of conversations between the head of the court and a court judge illustrating

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Head of Russia Today calls for Russian military intervention into Belarus

Top Russian propagandist Margarita Simonyan, chief editor of the state Russia Today news agency, called on Russia to invade Belarus to restore order as anti-government protests rage across the country. Her comments come as pro-Russian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is using brutal force against Belarusian protesters to maintain his power after a fraudulent presidential election, which took place on Aug. 9.

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1 in 2 Russian Doctors Distrust New Coronavirus Vaccine – Poll

More than half of Russian doctors aren’t ready to get the country’s highly touted coronavirus vaccine, according to an online survey of more than 3,000 healthcare professionals obtained by the RBC news website Friday. President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that the newly approved Sputnik V inoculation conferred “sustainable immunity” to volunteers including one of his daughters. Western public health officials questioned the

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“I ask all mayors of cities to act as organizers of peaceful mass gatherings” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya released a new video message. Here is its full text

The main rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections in Belarus, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who left for Lithuania after the vote , released a new video message to Belarusians. Meduza publishes its full text. Tikhanovskaya SvetlanaCountry for life Dear friends! Over the past few months, we’ve done the impossible. Six months ago, no one believed that the Belarusians could unite and say “No” to the old regime. But it happened. We

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Bittersweet justice?

In the 21st century, it’s common enough to see a therapist for help addressing problems and personal issues you cannot solve or manage on your own. Sometimes that outside perspective from a trained specialist can be exceedingly helpful. On the other hand, it would be highly counterproductive for a person to depend on a therapist to make all their decisions

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Europe must not abandon the new Belarus to Putin

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko. August 13. People gather at a rally in Minsk on August 13, 2020 calling for an end to state violence against protesters. Belarus has been gripped by an unprecedented wave of nationwide protests since the country’s fraudulent August 9 presidential election, leading to talk of an historic democratic awakening after 26 years of post-Soviet dictatorship. REUTERS/Vasily

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Belarus industries go on mass strikes: Workers’ demands and protests scale

Source : 112 Ukraine August 11, enterprises and workers began to go on indefinite strikes all over Belarus. Workers in the transport, trade, banking, and IT sectors are on strike. On August13, the strikes became widespread 11:23, 14 August 2020 NEXTA Demands of the strike partakers The strikes began on August 11, the requirements of the enterprises were different: some

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A lot in common or still at odds?

No one will deny that Russia and Germany have a very solid list of issues on which both sides are ready to co-operate in the long term. Despite the current EU sanctions over Ukraine, economic co-operation between the two countries has positive dynamics. A striking example is the Nord stream-2 energy project, which, despite the harsh and brazen opposition of

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Rally of solidarity with Belarusian protesters held near Belarusian Embassy in Kyiv

     An action of solidarity with participants of the protest actions that began after the elections of the Belarusian president last Sunday, August 9, took place in Kyiv near the building of Belarusian embassy on Thursday evening. As the correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine reports, about 300 people gathered for the rally near the Embassy of Belarus. The event was organized by

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Most citizens think Ukrainian should be only state language

    Almost two-thirds of Ukrainians believe that Ukrainian should be the only state and official language in their country, according to a joint survey conducted by the Socis Center and the Razumkov Center. When asked how the Ukrainian and Russian languages should coexist in Ukraine, 64.5% of respondents said that Ukrainian should be the only state and official language, and

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“They Heard that He Was from Ukraine; So, They Started Beating Him.”

InformNapalm English 14 August 2020 “They Heard that He Was from Ukraine; So, They Started Beating Him.” – A Journalist’s Testimony about the Situation in One of the Minsk Detention Centers Belarusian security forces brutally beat people in a detention center in Minsk on Okrestina Street, making no exceptions for women, journalists or citizens of other countries. Journalist Volodymyr Lunev

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Thousands Form Human Chain in Belarus After Post Vote Crackdown_Ada Nkong — NewsAnnexOnline

Thousands of protesters formed human chains in Belarus on Thursday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election and an ensuing brutal police crackdown. Russia claimed the protests were being orchestrated from abroad to destabilise its ex-Soviet neighbour while European countries condemned police violence and backed fresh sanctions against Lukashenko. […] Thousands Form Human Chain in

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