Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold a “working meeting” with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
Last week, on 17 September, armed men charged into Marfa Rabkova’s apartment in Minsk, seizing her computer, whatever cash they could find and taking her to the Akrestsina detention centre. Marfa already knew it well.
President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people.
President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in for a new term on Wednesday, the official news agency Belta said, in a sudden inauguration conducted with no prior announcement.
As Lukashenko landed at the Independence Palace in Minsk, protesters were gathered in a nearby square. The video was released on the Telegram messaging app on a channel that other media identified as being close to Lukashenko’s press service.
Tens of thousands protesters demanding the resignation of Belarus' authoritarian president rallied in the capital of Minsk, jamming a vast square and then marching through the city
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited one of the nation’s big state-owned factories in the capital Minsk last week, aiming to show he still had support despite nationwide calls for his resignation. He’d have done well to remember Nicolae Ceausescu.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is no fan of revolutions. As massive demonstrations and strikes roil the cities of neighbouring Belarus, he cannot like what he sees. The question on everyone’s mind is what he will do about it.
A year after declaring victory in a rigged election, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has lost none of his power to induce wonder. In comments made during a marathon news conference on Monday, the 27-year-leader delivered what appeared to be a bombshell.