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EU says Lukashenko is not legitimate Belarus president

President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people. “The so-called ‘inauguration’ ... and…

Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police detained hundreds of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as around 2,000 people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. Saturday’s protesters, most of…

Ukrainian FM: Our border is open to Belarusians

Ukraine said on Wednesday its borders remained open to Belarusian citizens but Kyiv would deal harshly with any attempt by Belarusian or Russian intelligence services to abuse that openness. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba,…

Lukashenko to visit Russia on Sept. 14

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko will visit Russia on Sept. 14, the RIA news agency cited a diplomatic source as saying on Wednesday. The Kremlin said on Monday Lukashenko would visit Moscow for talks “in the coming days”.