Monthly Archives: August 2020

Lukashenko orders to deploy airborne brigade on to the border with Poland and Lithuania

The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, ordered the airborne brigade from Vitebsk to be transferred to Grodno which is located on the border with Poland and Lithuania, reported Interfax with reference to Lukashenko’s statement on air of the TV channel Belarus 1. “We cannot just watch calmly what is happening in these territories. Our military is also concerned about this

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Belarusian opposition expects Ukraine to recognize Tsikhanouskaya as president

Valery Tsepkalo, BelarusOpen source The Belarusian opposition expects that official Kyiv will recognize the opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya as the president of Belarus. This was stated by the oppositionist, ex-presidential candidate Valery Tsepkalo in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. “We expect Lukashenko’s non-recognition and Tsikhanouskaya’s recognition – we expect the same from all countries, especially since Ukraine itself went through this …” Tsepkalo

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Polls showed that women were an important pillar of the Lukashenka regime – they are now at the forefront of the protest. What changed?

From the middle of this week, women of all ages began to predominate among protesters in Minsk and other cities – at least visually – with flowers and white balloons, they stood in human chains on the side of the roads. This new tactic of protest coincided with a sharp retreat of the security forces – the detentions and beatings of

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Kyiv Bans Going Outside Without Documents From August 17 Due To Classification As “Yellow Zone” Of Epidemic Danger Of COVID-19 Spread

    The Kyiv authorities have banned going outside without documents from August 17 due to the classification of the city as a “yellow zone” of the spread of COVID-19. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko announced this at a briefing, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Also, according to Klitschko, from August 17, it is forbidden to arbitrarily leave places of self-isolation for citizens

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Bloomberg: people from Lukashenko’s entourage spoke with people from the Kremlin about the possibility of flight to Russia

Some people from the entourage of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko contacted their “contacts in the Kremlin” to discuss the possibility of flight to Russia in the event of the overthrow of the Belarusian authorities. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing two sources in Moscow familiar with the content of such conversations. Lukashenko on August 14 rejected suggestions that he could

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Lukashenko: at our first request for military assistance, Russia will provide comprehensive assistance

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting at the General Staff of the Belarusian Armed Forces that Russia is ready, at the request of Belarus, to provide “all-round assistance to ensure the security of the Republic of Belarus.” “When it comes to the military component, we have an agreement with the Russian Federation within the framework of the

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Election commission head claims pressure from Zelensky’s office before upcoming elections

Unidentified persons close to the President’s Office “recommended” Ukraine’s Central Election Commission head Oleh Didenko and his subordinates to resign and hinted at possible “consequences” if it wouldn’t happen, Didenko told journalists on Aug. 15. “Maybe I’m wrong and missing something. But if there are attempts to initiate some groundless criminal proceedings or any other forms of prosecution or information

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A video of how Alexander Taraikovsky died in Minsk was published. He had nothing in his hands – the Ministry of Internal Affairs claimed that he was throwing a bomb

The Telegram channel Euroradio published a video showing how Alexander Taraikovsky was killed during the protests in Minsk. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus claimed that he tried to throw an explosive device at law enforcement officers. It is clear from the video that he had no bomb in his hands. Alyaksandr Taraikovsky, 34, died on August 10 near the Pushkinskaya metro station

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Lukashenko rejects foreign mediation for settling situation in Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has rejected dialogue with foreign mediators in order to settle the situation in his country. “Abroad Belarus is being offered some mediation, a foreign government is being created for the country. Listen: we have a normal government created under the Constitution. We don’t need any foreign governments or mediators,” Lukashenko was quoted by the BelTA state

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Ex-Belarusian presidential candidate Tikhanovskaya’s HQ starts forming coordination council to ensure transition of power

The headquarters of former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, currently in Lithuania, has announced starting to form the Coordination Council to ensure the transition of power, Tikhanovskaya’s press service said in a statement released on Saturday. “We’re starting to form the Coordination Council. It will be an extended working group of the most respected members of the society to discuss

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U.S. Embassy donates PPE against COVID-19 to Ukrainian law enforcement officers

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) against COVID-19 to Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. “As part of our international technical assistance, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs office donated approximately $250,000 worth of personal protective equipment against COVID-19 to our Ukrainian partners at the National Police, State Border Guard Service, and the

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Kherson region expects investments from Arab countries to build new hotels

15.08.2020 15:00 Ukraine’s Kherson region expects to receive investments from Arab countries for the construction of high-level hotels in the region. “According to the results of last year, more than 4 million people visited the Kherson region. According to data provided by cellular operators, we recorded that a person came to the region, spent at least one night and left

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Kremlin Predicts Swift Resolution of Belarus Unrest

The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko agreed in a phone call that the “problems” in Belarus would be swiftly resolved. The phone call came after Belarus leader who claims to have won a disputed presidential election on Sunday said he needed to contact Moscow over growing protests against his rule.  “Both sides

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‘Like hell on Earth’ Torture and dehumanization in Belarusian jails now threatens to end the Lukashenko regime. Here are some of the stories changing how the public sees the state.

Protests have swept Belarus since a contested presidential election on August 9. In the initial police crackdown, nearly 7,000 people were arrested. Those thrown behind bars weren’t all hardened activists or even participants in the rallies — the authorities swept up journalists, foreigners, and even random passersby. Many of these people are still missing in the bureaucratic mayhem that’s followed.

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Zelensky on Wagner fighters’ handover to Russia: Decision is unfair, unacceptable for friendly intergovernmental relations

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has described the decision of Belarus to hand members of the Wagner Group over to Russia as unfair and non-complying with friendly intergovernmental relations. “We think that such a decision is, mildly speaking, unfair and non-complying with the spirit of relations between Ukraine and Belarus based on the principles of respect and mutual support,” Zelensky

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Russian diplomat arrested in Prague over illegal sniper ammunition deal

The arrest took place last month. REUTERS Prague police have arrested a Russian diplomat over the illegal purchases of live ammunition, including for sniper rifles. The arrest took place last month, RadioCZ reported citing iRozhlas.cz. Sources in the Czech secret services told the news site that the diplomat in question was employed in the military section of the Russian Embassy

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The head of the Belarusian CEC confirmed that the video of Tikhanovskaya asking to stop the protests was recorded in her office

The head of the CEC of Belarus, Lidia Yermoshina, confirmed that the video of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya asking the Belarusians not to go to rallies was recorded in her office. “This is my sofa. She [Tikhanovskaya] recorded this appeal without me, ”Yermoshina told the Belarusian“ Komsomolskaya Pravda ”. READ ALSO The video, in which Svetlana Tikhanovskaya calls for an end to the

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In Khabarovsk, for the sixth Saturday in a row, people went to a rally in support of Sergei Furgal. The slogans “Long Live Belarus!” and calls for a strike

In Khabarovsk, for more than a month, they have been holding a rally in support of the former governor of the region, Sergei Furgal. On August 15, for the sixth Saturday in a row, a mass rally took place in the city, the participants of which staged a procession through the city center to the government building of the Khabarovsk Territory

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Lukashenka: “We need to contact Putin, talk with him, because there is a threat not only to Belarus”

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he needed to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in Belarus, where mass protest actions have continued for the seventh day in a row. “We need to contact Putin, the President of Russia, so that I can talk with him now. Because this is already a threat not only to

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Lukashenko on protests in Belarus: Do not protrude into streets, we will restore order

The President of Belarus accused the Ukrainians and Russians who came to the country of the riots President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko urged citizens not to take to the streets with protests and said that they are being used as “cannon fodder”. According to him, the organizers of these protests are people from abroad. He made such a statement on

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EU does not recognize Belarus election results

23:45, 14 August 2020 The Bloc is set to draft new sanctions over protest crackdown. The European Union does not recognize presidential election results in Belarus, starting work on new sanctions against those responsible for falsification and a crackdown on protesters. “EU doesn’t accept election results,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted on Friday, August 14. The Bloc

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The Case For Trump

August 13, 2020 Donald Trump isn’t the better choice to secure America’s future. He is the only choice By Dimitri K. Simes Editor’s Note: Please see a counter perspective, courtesy of Dov Zakheim, a former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense during the George W. Bush Administration, as part of a two-part debate on the 2020 Election and Donald Trump. You can read

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