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Russia and Belarus plan joint military drills in February – Lukashenko

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Russian paratroopers walk before boarding Ilyushin Il-76 transport planes as they take part in the military exercises “Zapad-2021” staged by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at an aerodrome in Kaliningrad Region, Russia, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Drills......

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack

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Ukrainian government websites were hit by cyberattack Russia has massed troops near Ukraine’s borders U.S. held security talks with Russia this week KYIV, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Kyiv believes a hacker group linked to Belarusian intelligence carried out a cyberattack that hit Ukrainian government websites this week and used malware......

Belarus leader Lukashenko spoke to Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev – report

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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev pose for a photo during a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) heads of state in Minsk, Belarus November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Belarus’s......

COVID Test Shortage, NHL Pauses Season, Belarus Migrant Crisis : Up First

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NPR The rapid spread of the Omicron variant exposed a dire need to ramp up COVID testing in America. The NHL is putting a temporary pause on its season as dozens of players test positive for COVID-19. And, hundreds of migrants are still stranded at the Polish border as Belarus’......

California man charged in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot flees to Belarus

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – A California man charged with assaulting police in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and using a metal barricade as a battering ram has fled the United States and is believed to have taken refuge in Belarus, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Evan......

New E.U. Measures Set to Restrict Asylum Rights at the Belarus Border

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday proposed new measures that would allow Poland and other member states bordering Belarus to suspend some protections for asylum seekers, raising concerns that they may undermine the ability of migrants to......

Belarus leader, in U-turn, says annexed Crimea is legally Russian

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to migrants as he visits the transport and logistics centre Bruzgi on the Belarusian-Polish border, in the Grodno region, Belarus November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on......

Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda visits troops deployed at the Belarus border in Druskininkai, Lithuania November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Janis Laizans Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance......

EU vows unity on Belarus as Poland flags more border incidents

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EU executive head announces new anti-trafficking steps Polish PM says diplomacy helping reduce migrant flows to Belarus More crossing attempts reported at the border WARSAW/STRASBOURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of people stranded on the European Union’s eastern border represent an attempt by Belarus to destabilize the bloc, rather than......

Limping and Penniless, Iraqis Deported From Belarus Face Bleak Futures

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ERBIL, Iraq — It was cold in Belarus, bitterly cold, but at least it offered hope, however illusory. Nazar Shamsaldin was one of thousands of Iraqis who made their way to the Eastern European country in recent months,......

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to “something worse”

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WARSAW/VILNIUS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to “something much worse”, and Poland’s border guard said Belarusian forces were still ferrying migrants to the frontier. The European Union accuses Belarus of flying......

Belarus opposition leader urges Austria to do more to counter Lukashenko

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Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visits Warsaw, where she meets with the Belarusian diaspora in Warsaw, Poland October 6, 2021. Dawid Zuchowski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader in exile Svetlana Tikhanouskaya urged Austria’s government and......

Poland reports fewer attempts to cross its border with Belarus

Reuters
WARSAW/BIALYSTOK, Poland, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The number of migrants trying to force their way into Poland from Belarus fell again on Friday after an apparent change in tack by Minsk that could help calm a crisis that has escalated into a major East-West confrontation. The Polish Border Guard said......

Poland says Belarus ferries migrants back to border after clearing camps

Reuters
BIELSK PODLASKI, Poland/BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Poland accused Belarus on Friday of trucking hundreds of migrants back to the border and pushing them to attempt to cross illegally, only hours after clearing camps at a frontier that has become the focus of an escalating East-West crisis. The accusation......

Belarus Clears Migrant Camp, Easing Border Standoff With Poland

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUZGI, Belarus — Belarusian authorities on Thursday cleared the encampments at the main border crossing into Poland, where thousands of migrants had been living in frigid and increasingly squalid conditions, removing for the moment a major flash point......

Belarus clears migrant camps at EU border, but crisis not yet over

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Camps on Polish border now empty First repatriation flight to Iraq since August Belarus wants EU corridor for 2,000 migrants Germany rejects proposal EU says Belarus orchestrated the crisis BRUZGI, Belarus, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Belarus authorities on Thursday cleared the main camps where migrants had huddled at the border......

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