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Belarus political crisis
Is Europe turning its back on Belarusians fleeing Lukashenko's regime?
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Lukashenko denies involvement in death of Belarusian activist Shishov
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko denied involvement in the death of an activist in Kyiv last week, claiming he was "nobody" to the regime.
'Freedom is worth fighting for': Prominent Belarus dissidents on trial
The trial of Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak, both leading members of the opposition, takes place amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet republic.
Belarus says it has dismantled 'terror cells' with ties to West
President Alexander Lukashenko said the "terrorist sleeper cells" allegedly plotting a coup against him had ties with Germany, Ukraine, the US, Poland and Lithuania.
Ryanair CEO says pilot given no 'alternatives' but to land in Belarus
The pilot of the Ryanair flight that was diverted to Belarus wasn't given "any great alternatives" but to land in Minsk, CEO Michael O'Leary said.
Belarusian activist stabs himself in court to protest repression
Stsiapan Latypau's desperate act on Tuesday sheds light on the situation of Belarus' 454 political prisoners. The activist was arrested during massive protests against President Lukashenko last September.
Meet the journalist who fled Belarus hours before Ryanair diversion
Carrying just her passport, money and a few essentials in her handbag, Arina Malinovskaya fled for the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
Latvia's PM slams 'asymmetrical reaction' after diplomats expelled
The entire staff of Latvia's embassy in Minsk was ordered to leave Monday after the red and white flags used by the opposition were raised in Riga.
Has Lukashenko fatally fractured Belarus' opposition movement?
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been the face of Belarus' opposition. But two new political movements could threaten that, fracturing those who want President Alexander Lukashenko to step aside.
How Belarusians have fled in growing numbers since disputed election
Around 995 people sought shelter in EU countries between August and December 2020, compared with 545 over the same period in 2019.
In Belarus, a punk rock singer faces 1.5 years hard labour for dancing
As singer of Belarussian street punk band, Mister X, Igor Bancer is well-known for his antics both on and off stage. Now he faces being sent to labour camp.
Thirteen detained during rallies in Belarus, says rights group
Mass protests have gripped Belarus, an ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million people, ever since official results from the Aug. 9 presidential election gave Lukashenko a landslide victory.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: EU sanctions against Belarus not enough
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus' democratic opposition leader, spoke exclusively to Euronews as she accepted the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize on behalf of the country's opposition.
Belarus opposition to compile register of alleged police abuses
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was the main opposition candidate in the August 9 presidential election, said that the opposition would compile the accounts of police abuse against peaceful demonstrators.
Belarusian musicians playing prison blues as protest strategy changes
In Belarus, opposition supporters have organised smaller-scale neighbourhood anti-government protests with concerts. But it looks like they're playing all the wrong notes for Lukashenko.
Belarus' authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison
President Alexander Lukashenko spent more than four hours talking to his jailed political foes at a Minsk prison. His office said "the goal of the president was to hear everyone's opinion."
Putin denounces 'pressure' on Belarus as Macron calls for mediation
Vladimir Putin decried "unprecedented external pressure" on Belarus on Tuesday, as French president Emmanual Macron called for European mediation, and UK announced sanctions.
Belarus protests: 50th day of protests marked by 500 arrests
Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have been protesting against the regime for seven weeks since a disputed presidential election took place on August 9.
Lukashenko was 'afraid of the West', says former campaign manager
Alexander Feduta worked in Lukashenko’s campaign office back in 1994 and helped to get Lukashenko elected as the new Belarusian president. Looking back, Lukashenko already had some of the traits seen later in his presidency, but they have become more profound, he says.
Belarus: Water cannons deployed to disperse protesters in Minsk
More than 150 people were arrested in demonstrations across Belarus on Wednesday following the secret inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko, according to a monitoring group.
Stun grenades and rubber bullets: What it's like reporting on Belarus
One month on from the disputed August 9 election in Belarus, Emil Filtenborg tells Euronews how he expected some violence, but never anticipated it would be "this brutal, this early."
Belarus: Maria Kolesnikova reportedly detained at Ukrainian border
Kolesnikova's representatives said they could not reach her after unconfirmed reports emerged that she was kidnapped in Minsk.
Belarus crisis: Russia blasts EU for 'illegal unilateral sanctions'
"Regrettably, [the] EU continues its attempt to influence [the] situation in Belarus," said Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Montenegro is heading the same way as Belarus. Not enough is being done to avoid disaster ǀ View
As Montenegrins go to the polls on Sunday, the spectre of a second Belarus is rearing its head. Can the EU avoid the same unrest and chaos by acting sooner?
EU calls on Moscow to refrain from Belarus intervention
Putin says he's ready to send forces to Belarus if protests spin 'out of control'. But the EU and NATO have called on him to refrain from intervening.
The EU should learn from its role in Libya’s chaos before getting too involved in Belarus ǀ View
The revolution and subsequent civil war in Libya show what happens when a vacuum is left behind after the fall of dictators and the state apparatus that keep them in power.