Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Tag Archives: Belarus

Belarusians increasingly cornered after EU cuts air links

Protasevich, a journalist critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, were detained after the plane carrying them was forced to land in Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) MINSK – As fear of repression rises among Belarusians following the arrest of a dissident journalist whose plane was ...

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Plane carrying baffled Belarusian opponent, France reacts

MINSK – Belarus on Sunday sent a fighter to intercept an airliner aboard an opposition activist who, according to the latter, was arrested on his arrival in Minsk by the security services of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Opposition media Nexta claimed that its former editor-in-chief Roman Protassevich was arrested ...

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UK becomes latest nation to withdraw envoy from Belarus

LONDON: Britain has joined several eastern European nations in withdrawing its ambassador from strife-torn Belarus in protest at President Alexander Lukashenko’s expulsion of diplomats from Poland and Lithuania. In a tweet late Friday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK “condemns Belarus’ decision to expel Polish & Lithuanian diplomats”. “Completely ...

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