Black-clad masked police violently disperse protesters and make arrests at the latest opposition march in Minsk against the re-election of Belarus's strongman leader Lukashenko.
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."
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Britain "condemns Belarus' decision to expel Polish and Lithuanian diplomats" which he described as "completely unjustified".
The leader of Belarus’s opposition movement has promised their combat will continue “until victory” - because the Belarusian people will never again accept to live in “a state of slaves”.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the Belarusian opposition figurehead who is currently in exile, told Euronews she is not frightened about being placed on Russia’s wanted list.
Lithuania has hosted exiled leaders of Belarus' opposition movement and been among the first to slap sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko. But why such strong support?
Protesters gathered in central Minsk for the ninth consecutive Sunday rally against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
It comes hours after Brussels slapped 40 Belarusian officials with sanctions over the falsification of the August 9 presidential election and the crackdown on peaceful protesters
"There will be no immunity for those who are responsible for the crackdown on demonstrators and opposition politicians," Ursula von der Leyen said.
Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned that the bloc has a "tool box" of restrictive measures that be applied "immediately" if Ankara doesn't engage in "constructive" dialogue over underwater drilling.
Makei's speech was played hours after the latest in a series of large protests in Belarus over the Aug. 9 re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Sanctions against Belarusian strongman, Alexander Lukashenko, failed to materialise this week, as the EU launched its much anticipated and revamped migration pact.
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.
State news agency Belta reported that Wednesday's ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several hundred top government officials present.
Cyprus insists it does not oppose sanctions against Belarus but wants similar measures slapped on Turkey.
Cyprus has called for sanctions against Turkey over illegal drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, but is offering a legal alternative.
Over a 100 people were arrested at Sunday's protest in Minsk and other cities, a day after over 400 women were arrested at peaceful women's marches.
It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign.
European diplomats say Cypriot officials are threatening to veto sanctions against Minsk if the EU does not consider action over a separate dispute in the Mediterranean Sea.
Representatives from Belarus, Russia, Venezuela and China had attempted to halt statements from civil society and the UN special rapporteur detailing reports of torture and detentions in Belarus.
Lithuania's FM, Linas Linkevičius, urged caution when it came to statements made by Belarusian President Lukashenko, telling Euronews there had been "no changes whatsoever" on the border between the two countries.