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#Belarus

# belarus - This year 2022

Russia and Belarus removed from Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme
# Short Stay Visa
# Short Stay Visa

Russia and Belarus removed from Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme

Oct 25th 2022, 8:24 PM 23,398 Views 25 Comments

The scheme allows nationals of some countries to travel to Ireland from the UK without the need to obtain an Irish visa.

Belarus star Azarenka axed from US Open Ukraine benefit
# Ostracised
From The42
# Ostracised

Belarus star Azarenka axed from US Open Ukraine benefit

Aug 24th 2022, 5:34 PM 6,835 Views 6 Comments

The former world number one was to have joined the likes of Rafael Nadal, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe, Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek at the event.

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'

Jul 20th 2022, 9:42 AM 17,825 Views 12 Comments

A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.

Ukrainian army announces retreat from Lysychansk
# Battle For Lysychansk
# Battle For Lysychansk

Ukrainian army announces retreat from Lysychansk

Updated Jul 3rd 2022, 3:05 PM 52,597 Views 23 Comments
Russia pushes to block second city in eastern Ukraine
# Belarus
# Belarus

Russia pushes to block second city in eastern Ukraine

Updated Jun 25th 2022, 3:07 PM 34,655 Views 14 Comments

The Luhansk region’s governor said that Russian forces are attempting to blockade Lysychansk from the south.

Players from Russia and Belarus allowed to play at US Open under neutral flag
# Door Is Open
From The42
# Door Is Open

Players from Russia and Belarus allowed to play at US Open under neutral flag

Jun 14th 2022, 6:37 PM 3,069 Views 1 Comment

The move comes after the Grand Slams condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Irish food giant Kerry Group to suspend operations in Russia and Belarus
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Irish food giant Kerry Group to suspend operations in Russia and Belarus

Apr 4th 2022, 3:02 PM 22,109 Views 21 Comments

The company, which employs 250 people in Russia and Belarus, said it is “horrified” by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

EU adds 160 Russian oligarchs to sanctions list, cuts three Belarus banks from SWIFT system
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU adds 160 Russian oligarchs to sanctions list, cuts three Belarus banks from SWIFT system

Mar 9th 2022, 2:28 PM 12,750 Views 6 Comments

The names are set to be unveiled shortly, when the sanctions are formally published in the EU’s official journal.

Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals at Winter Paralympics
# Beijing 2022
From The42
# Beijing 2022

Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals at Winter Paralympics

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 11:59 AM 13,081 Views 42 Comments

Athletes from those countries will compete under the Paralympic flag in Beijing and not be included in the medal table, the IPC said.

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,221 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

Jan 28th 2022, 8:05 AM 17,778 Views 3 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland starts building metal wall to stop migrants crossing border from Belarus

Jan 27th 2022, 6:49 PM 39,013 Views 63 Comments

Critics and environmentalists say the wall will fail to stop migrants, but will harm one of Europe’s last pristine woodlands.

# belarus - Last year 2021

Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035
# Belarus
# Belarus

Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035

Dec 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,885 Views 30 Comments

The proposed amendments are published on the president’s official website.

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
# Armenia
# Armenia

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,587 Views 10 Comments

The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

Dec 14th 2021, 1:14 PM 15,334 Views 13 Comments

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky’s wife and self-exiled current opposition leader, denounced the verdict on Twitter.

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

Dec 3rd 2021, 8:32 PM 45,538 Views 17 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions
# Simultaneous Sanctions

US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:29 PM 13,663 Views 8 Comments

Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,354 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy
# Belarus Border
# Belarus Border

Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:10 AM 15,674 Views 54 Comments

Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland says the EU must better protect migrants suffering at its borders.

More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
# Migration
# Migration

More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:26 PM 9,051 Views 8 Comments

118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
# Border
# Border

Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff

Nov 22nd 2021, 2:34 PM 6,794 Views 8 Comments

The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.

Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War

Nov 21st 2021, 12:24 PM 16,708 Views 16 Comments

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is visiting the Baltic states to discuss the conflict.

Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off
# Migrants
# Migrants

Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off

Nov 19th 2021, 7:02 AM 19,690 Views 13 Comments

Around 2,000 people, mainly Iraqi Kurds, had been stuck in freezing temperatures at the camp.

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus

Nov 18th 2021, 7:20 PM 18,716 Views 13 Comments

Belarussian officials believe there’s still 7,000 migrants in the country.

Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border
# Poland-Belarus Border
# Poland-Belarus Border

Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border

Nov 16th 2021, 1:35 PM 14,787 Views 33 Comments

Polish police said they responded after one officer was seriously injured when the migrants threw objects

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,379 Views 5 Comments

Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,519 Views 9 Comments

Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
# Migration
# Migration

Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions

Nov 14th 2021, 2:06 PM 16,386 Views 26 Comments

Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 2:26 PM 20,080 Views 17 Comments

The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.

Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted
# Border Crisis
# Border Crisis

Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted

Nov 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,063 Views 13 Comments

At least ten people have already died in the region in recent weeks.

Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
# Poland-Belarus Border
# Poland-Belarus Border

Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 2:07 PM 26,789 Views 32 Comments

The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.

Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border
# Borders
# Borders

Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 10:27 AM 17,804 Views 11 Comments

Thousands of migrants have been trying to illegally enter the country and are now trapped on the border.

Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff
# Poland
# Poland

Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff

Nov 9th 2021, 7:40 AM 18,617 Views 30 Comments

Washington and Brussels called on Minsk to stop what they described as an orchestrated influx.

Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia
# Russia
# Russia

Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia

Nov 3rd 2021, 5:37 PM 10,128 Views 0 Comments

The crew consisted of three Belarusians, two Russians and two Ukrainian nationals.

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
# Summit
# Summit

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus

Oct 22nd 2021, 1:03 PM 9,961 Views 7 Comments

Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia
# Nobel Peace Prize
# Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 10:12 AM 11,797 Views 12 Comments

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences
# Belarus
# Belarus

Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences

Sep 6th 2021, 12:45 PM 17,817 Views 4 Comments

Maria Kolesnikova has been in custody since her arrest last September.

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,553 Views 13 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko also promised to step down ‘very soon’ but would not say when exactly.

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 6,278 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,141 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

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