Belarus president in fighting form during Mondays big conversation

One year since mass protests saw Alexander Lukashenko launch an unprecedented wave of reprisals against his own people, he was on fighting form at Monday’s so-called ‘big conversation’. This was a chance for the Belarusian political establishment to pay their

Poland and Lithuania recall diplomats from Belarus

WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) – More than 30 diplomats were on their way back to Warsaw from Belarus on Friday, a Polish deputy foreign minister said, after Minsk asked Poland to scale back the number of staff at its embassy amid tensions

Belarus protests: Alexander Lukashenko in Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin following mass demonstrations

Belarus’ embattled president Alexander Lukashenko has landed in Russia for face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin. The meeting is the first between the two leaders since protests broke out in the Eastern European country over the controversial re-election of Mr Lukashenko

Belarus arrests two opposition figures after mass demonstrations

MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The authorities in Belarus arrested two of the leading opposition figures still at large on Monday, a day after tens of thousands of people defied the army to march demanding the downfall of president Alexander Lukashenko. Two

Belarusian's unlikely journey from home life to opposition hero

MINSK (Reuters) – A husband in jail, her children hurried abroad and a secret crossing from Belarus into Lithuania in the dead of night: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s journey from home life to opposition hero has been an improbable one. And it’s