Monthly Archives: August 2020

A plane of the Russian FSB, which is supposedly used by its director, landed in Minsk

The Tu-214VPU (high-altitude control) plane of the special flight detachment “Russia” arrived from Minsk to Minsk on Tuesday evening, according to the Flightradar portal, Novaya Gazeta reports . As Business-Online reported in 2013, citing the director general of the Kazan Aircraft Plant, this aircraft was built specifically for the Federal Security Service. According to open sources, the director of the Russian special

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“People have stopped believing television. They stopped watching us ” Striking employees of Belarusian TV channels – how they put up with censorship and propaganda for years. And now they stopped

Protests and strikes against the results of the elections in the country continue in Belarus. Employees of state TV channels are also on strike. They hold rallies at TV centers, demanding objective coverage of protests and violence from the security forces. Some journalists have already quit their editorial offices, where they have worked for many years. Meduza spoke with the striking journalists about their

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The Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition has announced its goal – new elections and a peaceful transfer of power

The Coordinating Council of the Belarusian Opposition held the first press conference at which the purpose of its work was announced – to hold new presidential elections and peaceful transfer of power. The council has no other political or reform program. Council members stated that they do not aim to seize power.https://www.youtube.com/embed/D7Fj4g3I-4o?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&showinfo=0&color=whiteEstablishment Kaardynatsyynaya council for the distribution of the lada | Coordination Council

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The reason – the betrayal of the top officials? Mercenaries of PMCs in Belarus detained due to failure of large-scale operation of special services of Ukraine – Butusov

The mercenaries of the Russian PMC, detained in Belarus , were actually planned to be detained by Ukraine as a result of a large-scale special operation – but it fell through due to the actions of the President’s Office, says the chief editor of the Censor. No Yuri Butusov. Moreover, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of

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A former Kremlin official, Oleg Govorun, has found property worth two billion rubles. Its value exceeds his income for 100 years

Former official of the presidential administration Oleg Govorun owns real estate worth more than two billion rubles. This is stated in the investigation by The Insider. As the newspaper found out, in 2018 and 2019, Govorun acquired several apartments in the House of the People’s Commissariat for Finance in Moscow with a total area of ​​2,071 square meters. The Insider estimates the

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Russian general killed in Syria

Russian military adviser with the rank of major general was killed in Syria. Interfax reports this with reference to the Ministry of Defense. Three more Russian soldiers were injured in an explosion 15 kilometers from Deir ez-Zor (a city and province in northeastern Syria). An improvised explosive device went off, it was planted on the side of the road in the

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Eyewitnesses: convoy of Russian armored vehicles crossed into Belarus

Russian troops were spotted in Belarus. Eyewitnesses report that a convoy of armored vehicles crossed the border from Smolensk direction and moved towards the Belarusian city of Orsha. In the video, the voice-over claims that armored vehicles are accompanied by Belarusian traffic police. The man also reports that he counted 24 armored personnel carriers. Earlier, the Belarusian independent news outlet

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EU Chief Michel Talks to Putin on Belarus Crisis

EU chief Charles Michel held telephone talks on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Belarus as the West seeks to prevent the crisis from escalating. Michel, who heads the EU Council, spoke to the Russian leader on the eve of an emergency summit of the bloc’s leaders to discuss Belarus, where protests are growing against President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed

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Belarus State News Circulates Misleading Anti-Opposition Video

Belarusian state-owned news agency Belta has circulated a video on social media slamming protests against President Alexander Lukashenko that uses a 2019 photograph from Spain to depict violence. The minute-long video set to sinister music calls protesters “bought-out and sold-out scum” and “animals,” and includes an image of demonstrators walking in front of street fires at night that actually shows

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Lukashenka considers the creation of the opposition coordination council an attempt to seize power

The creation of a coordinating council of the Belarusian opposition is an attempt to seize power, believes President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. His words are quoted by tut.by. “They demand neither more nor less – to transfer power to them. So, we regard it unequivocally: this is an attempt to seize power with all the ensuing consequences, ”Lukashenka said. In his opinion,

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Putin Has No Good Options As Belarus Crisis Surges

  On the evening of August 16, as hundreds of thousands rallied across Belarus calling for the ouster of its authoritarian leader, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the Conflict Intelligence Team, a Russian investigative outfit, posted an alarming report. “Don’t make too much of it (yet),” the group wrote on Twitter. “But two convoys of unmarked trucks identical to Russian riot police/National Guard

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OSCE Head intends to visit Belarus for negotiations

OSCE Chairman Edi Rama and Foreign Minister of Sweden Ann Linde are going to visit Belarus23:14, 17 August 2020ATR OSCE Chairman, Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and Foreign Minister of Sweden Ann Linde would like to visit Belarus for negotiations with government and opposition. They have already filed an official request to the Belarusian authorities as the OSCE reported. “We reiterate our concerns

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Potentially Rigged Elections in Belarus: What Did You Expect?

    For the second day now, protestors in Belarus’ capital Minsk have clashed with authorities after incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko “won” his sixth term in a landslide victory. Belarus has long been considered a puppet state of the Russian Federation, but as recently as June, their government has accused Russia of meddling in Belarus’ electoral process. Experts even predicted questionable

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Belarus-Ukraine business cooperation council to meet in Grodno on 8 October

MINSK, 18 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Ukrainian Business Cooperation Advisory Council is expected to hold a meeting in Grodno on 8 October, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The advisory council is set to discuss promising areas of cooperation in trade and economy, doing business issues. Participants will share opinions and hold talks on further mutually

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The UN Secretary General calls on the authorities and the people of Belarus to engage in dialogue

The UN is monitoring the situation in Belarus, said the official representative of the Secretary General of the Organization Stefan Dujarric. According to him, Secretary General Antonio Guterres “closely monitors developments in the country and emphasizes the importance of giving all Belarusians the opportunity to exercise their civil and political rights,” urging the authorities to exercise restraint in response to

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UK Secretary of State for Defense arrives in Ukraine

PHOTOS18.08.2020 12:45 A delegation of the UK Ministry of Defense headed by Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace has started an official visit to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry has reported. The main purpose of the visit of foreign partners is to demonstrate military and political support to Ukraine and study the aspects of the implementation of bilateral agreements

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Ukraine, Bangladesh plan to strengthen economic cooperation

   Ukraine and Bangladesh plan to strengthen the economic component of bilateral relations and to open permanent diplomatic missions in both countries in the future. Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhenii Yenin discussed this during a meeting with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Ukraine (concurrently) Muhammad Mahfuzur Rahman on August 17, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. “The

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As Discontent Grows at Home, Russia’s Opposition Is Watching Belarus

Despite massive protests continuing in the Far East, all eyes in Russia are on its western neighbor. By Evan Gershkovich During his weekly YouTube talk show Thursday, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny summed up how Russia’s opposition feels about the protests that are raging on either end of the post-Soviet space with one of the internet’s most popular memes: the distracted boyfriend.  In

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Lukashenko Awards ‘Impeccable Service’ Medals to Security Forces Following Protest Crackdown

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has handed out medals to more than 300 members of the security forces for “impeccable service” days after a violent crackdown on post-election protesters. Up to 7,000 people have been detained, hundreds injured and two have died in the days of protests against the Aug. 9 election results which showed an overwhelming victory for Lukashenko. Belarusian

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China has issued the first patent for the COVID-19 vaccine, although it has not yet been tested in humans

During research, the drug showed good results when tested on mice and guinea pigs. The State Intellectual Property Office of China has issued the first patent for the vaccine from COVID-19. It was received by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army and CanSino Biologics, Xinhua reports . The Ad5-nCoV vaccine was developed by a team of scientists led by

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