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In Lukashenko's dictatorship, enemies are shamed and the West is shunned

Stars and Stripes 13 Aug 2022
The persistent, pernicious persecution of innocent dissenters in Belarus highlights the failure of Western powers, including the United States, to deter Lukashenko or bolster the country's democratic opposition, whose leaders are now mostly jailed or in exile ... "The president has great powers," he said in a recent interview with AFP.

Is Putin planning a September surprise?

The Spectator 13 Aug 2022
If you worry, say, about a mystery explosion of the nuclear reactor at Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant by way of retaliation for a defeat, think about what you will have to worry about in the foreseeable future when Russia's ally Belarus is fully up and running as the 10th nuclear power in the world.

VOA Interview: Belarusian Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya

Beijing News 11 Aug 2022
You organized this conference to have a discussion about the future of Belarus ... First of all, this conference is not only about the future of Belarus ... We realized that while Lukashenko in actual power in Belarus, our serenity, our independency at stake because for keeping his own power, he's, like, selling our country piece by piece.

DOUGLAS MASON: Ukraine conflict highlights fight for future governance in Global South

Business Day 10 Aug 2022
Problems of corruption and weak independent institutions persist, but the country has seen competitive elections and regular changes of power, the ultimate test of democratic authenticity ... Ukraine would be tracking the same trajectory as Belarus and Russia as an authoritarian state.

Belarus’s opposition leader on her plan to take down Lukashenko

The Spectator 09 Aug 2022
On this day in 2020, Belarus held presidential elections ... Hugely underestimated, her rallies attracted tens of thousands of supporters, making them the largest in Belarus’s post-Soviet history ... Right now Ukraine and Belarus need that support.’ ... As long as Putin remains in power, neither Belarus nor Ukraine stands a fair chance at democracy.

The people of Belarus want democracy — America must stand with them

The Hill 09 Aug 2022
Today marks the second anniversary of Belarus’s infamous 2020 presidential election, in which dictator Alexander Lukashenko defied the will of the people for true democratic change to cling to power ... the democracy movement to communicate its vision to the citizens of Belarus.

Russia Extradites Belarusian Activist Despite Torture Fears

Radio Free Europe 09 Aug 2022
PETERSBURG, Russia -- Russian authorities have extradited activist Yana Pinchuk back to her native Belarus where she faces charges for protesting the disputed August 2020 presidential election that kept authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka in power despite opposition accusations that the voting was rigged.

Russia and Ukraine Trade Blame over Attacks on Nuclear Power Site

Democracy Now 08 Aug 2022
“As city residents, we call on the Russian army and the Ukrainian Armed Forces to avoid open fighting in the area around Enerhodar and within a 20-kilometer zone around the nuclear power plant ... RussiaUkraineNuclear Power.

Billionaire Lo weighs adding to Formula One investments after Williams

Gulf Daily News 02 Aug 2022
He declined to give more detail, citing non-disclosure agreements. Dorilton Capital makes investments for Lo, according to media reports ... Existing teams include Ferrari-powered Haas, whose title sponsor was Belarus-born chemicals billionaire Dmitry Mazepin until he was sanctioned by the European Union in March, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Billionaire Calvin Lo weighs adding to Formula One investments after Williams

The Times of India 02 Aug 2022
LONDON/HONG KONG ... He declined to give more detail, citing non-disclosure agreements ... Existing teams include Ferrari-powered Haas, whose title sponsor was Belarus-born chemicals billionaire Dmitry Mazepin until he was sanctioned by the European Union in March, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine ... PANDEMIC INSURANCE BOOST ... Start a Conversation. .

FLASHPOINT UKRAINE: Ukrainian grain sails on the Black Sea

Voa News 01 Aug 2022
The first shipment of Ukrainian grain has left the port city of Odesa, bound for Lebanon. What’s the possibility of Russia attacking Ukraine from Belarus? And, inside the lost tapes of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant ... .

How Russia Spread a Secret Web of Agents Across Ukraine

Voa News 30 Jul 2022
Though Russia captured Chernobyl, its plan to take power in Kyiv failed ... Even after Ukraine became independent in 1991, Moscow's spy chiefs remained powerful there ... 15 showed a military pontoon bridge under construction across the Pripyat River in Belarus, north of the power plant ... Ukraine says the guards are being held in Russia or Belarus.

Belarus: Sham “conspiracy to seize power” trial against prominent political activists starts

Amnesty 29 Jul 2022
Responding to news that a court in Belarus has begun a “conspiracy to seize power” trial against prominent political activists, including the leader of the Belarusian Popular Front party, Ryhor Kastusyou, Marie Struthers, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said. ... The post Belarus.

Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism

Economist 28 Jul 2022
... populating the territories of historical Malorossia and Novorossia [Ukraine and Belarus] initiated by the Soviet powers.” \nUkraine, Mr Putin said, was the source of deadly viruses, home to American-funded biological labs experimenting with strains of coronavirus and cholera.

Ukraine's neighbor eyes 'strongest NATO army in Europe

Beijing News 25 Jul 2022
Poland wants to create the most powerful ground forces among the European members of NATO, the country's defense minister has said ... The official said he views Russia, as well as its ally Belarus, as potential adversaries that should be deterred with a powerful military.

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen arrive for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022
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