Category: Belarus


Belarus Strips Russian Reporters Of Accreditation Amid Coronavirus

MINSK — Belarusian authorities have stripped two Russian journalists of accreditation after their reports about the growing coronavirus outbreak in the country.The Foreign Ministry in Minsk did not specify why exactly journalist Aleksei Kruchinin and his cameraman Sergei Panasyuk, who work for Russia’s Channel One television company, were deprived of their accreditation.But a Belarusian state […]


Lukashenka Wants World Leaders To Mark Victory Day In Minsk Amid Coronavirus

MINSK — Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has called on leaders of other countries to attend next week’s military parade in Minsk marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. The Belarusian capital is preparing for its annual Victory Day parade on May 9, despite the World Health Organization’s […]


Coronavirus Outbreak In Belarus Orphanage For Disabled Children Raises Alarm

The founder of a charity that supports an orphanage for children with developmental disabilities in Belarus says it is a “shattering blow” that coronavirus has spread to the facility.The Vesnova orphanage in the central Hlusk district is home to about 170 children and young adults with severe disabilities and weak immune systems.Local authorities confirmed the […]


Belarus Refuses To Extradite Russian Jehovah’s Witness Wanted For ‘Extremism’

Belarusian authorities have ruled against extraditing a Russian citizen who is a Jehovah’s Witness back to Russia, where he is wanted for alleged extremism. The Jehovah’s Witnesses group in Russia said on April 8 that Nikolai Makhalichev was released the day before in the eastern Belarusian city of Vitsebsk immediately after the Prosecutor-General’s Office announced […]


Two Deputy Prosecutors In Minsk Detained On Drugs-Related Charges

MINSK — Two deputy prosecutors in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, have been arrested on drugs-related charges. The Prosecutor-General’s Office said on April 6 that deputy prosecutors for Minsk’s Lenin and Soviet districts had been charged with illegal drugs trafficking without the aim to sell. The two officials, whose identities were not disclosed, were fired from […]

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