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4 hours ago

Lukashenko: Belarus willing to offer more help to Russia

But Lukashenko says Russia does not need “any help” right now.
4 hours ago
January 9, 2023, 3:06 PM

Journalists from Belarus' top news outlet go on trial

Journalists from Belarus’ top independent news outlet have gone on trial in the country’s capital as a relentless crackdown persists on critical voices in the ex-Soviet nation
January 9, 2023, 3:06 PM
Journalists from Belarus' top news outlet go on trial
2 months ago

Top Belarus opposition leader reportedly in 'intensive care'

A top jailed Belarus opposition leader, Maria Kalesnikava, is reportedly in intensive care after being hospitalized for an unknown reason, according to her supporters.
2 months ago
Top Belarus opposition leader reportedly in 'intensive care'
2 months ago

Belarus' top diplomat buried as his death raises suspicions

The foreign minister died suddenly at age 64, triggering questions of foul play.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Opposition leader says Belarus shouldn't fight for Russia

From exile, she says her country’s soldiers should lay down their arms.
3 months ago
1 year ago

‘Belarus has become Putin’s puppet’: Military analyst

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor and retired Col. Steve Ganyard about the intensification of Putin’s invasion of Russia.
1 year ago
‘Belarus has become Putin’s puppet’: Military analyst
1 year ago

Belarus jails husband of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for 18 years

Belarus court sentenced Sergey Tikhanovsky, husband of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, to 18 years in prison.
1 year ago
Belarus jails husband of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for 18 years
1 year ago

Hundreds of migrants living in squalor in warehouse in Belarus amid ongoing border crisis

Over 1,500 migrants are living in a warehouse in Belarus amid the migration crisis with Poland that the EU accuses Alexander Lukashenko of engineering.
1 year ago
Hundreds of migrants living in squalor in warehouse in Belarus
1 year ago

Thousands of migrants stuck in squalid conditions in Belarus

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell reports from Belarus on the migrant crisis at the border with Poland, as people remain trapped in worsening conditions.
1 year ago
Thousands of migrants stuck in squalid conditions in Belarus
1 year ago

At the Poland-Belarus border, efforts to ease suffering among migrants

Polish charities and local people have stepped in to try to help migrants.
1 year ago
At the Poland-Belarus border, efforts to ease suffering among migrants
1 year ago

Tensions erupt along the Poland-Belarus border

Hundreds of desperate migrants were allegedly encouraged -- or forced -- by Belarusian police to attack the Polish border troops.
1 year ago
Tensions erupt along the Poland-Belarus border
1 year ago

Migrants stranded at Belarus border in new standoff with Polish police

Poland and Lithuania have blocked migrants who are trapped in the forests along the border, often for weeks in freezing temperatures and without food.
1 year ago
Migrants stranded at Belarus border in new standoff with Polish police
1 year ago

Tensions rise along Belarus-Poland border

Ian Pannell reports from Narewka, Poland, on the growing migrant crisis at the border.
1 year ago
Tensions rise along Belarus-Poland border
1 year ago

Refugees trapped between Belarus-Poland border

The EU has accused Belarus’ dictator of encouraging migrants to come to the border because of sanctions imposed on his country.
1 year ago
Refugees trapped between Belarus-Poland border
1 year ago

Standoff ensues after Belarus escorts 1,000 migrants to border with Poland

A standoff is taking place on the border between Poland and Belarus, after Belarusian authorities escorted hundreds of migrants up to it.
1 year ago
Standoff ensues after Belarus escorts 1,000 migrants to border with Poland
1 year ago

Belarus accused of funneling thousands of migrants to border due to Western sanctions

ABC’s Ines De La Cuatera reports on the migration crisis in Belarus, where President Alexander Lukashenko is blamed for organizing the crossing of over 16,000 migrants to the Poland-Belarus border.
1 year ago
Belarus accused of funneling thousands of migrants to border due to Western sanctions
1 year ago

Humanitarian crisis brewing near the border of Belarus and Poland

The European Union is accusing Belarus' president of organizing the illegal passage of migrants into Poland and other European countries.
1 year ago
Humanitarian crisis brewing near the border of Belarus and Poland
1 year ago

Trapped in the woods: Belarus accused of using migrants as weapons

Belarus accused of using migrants as weapons.
1 year ago
Trapped in the woods: Belarus accused of using migrants as weapons
1 year ago

Top Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova sentenced to 11 years

Top Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has been sentenced to 11 years in jail by a court in Minsk.
1 year ago
Key Belarus opposition leader sentenced to 11 years
2 years ago

Who is Roman Protasevich?

Roman Protasevich, founder of the social media news channel NEXTA, played a crucial role in the anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus.
2 years ago
Who is Roman Protasevich?
2 years ago

US to reimpose sanctions on Belarus after forced landing of Ryanair flight, journalist arrest

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the US will reimpose sanctions on June 3.
2 years ago
US to reimpose sanctions on Belarus after forced landing of Ryanair flight
2 years ago

Mother of seized Belarusian blogger Roman Protasevich says he was tortured

The mother of Belarusian blogger Roman Protasevich, who was seized by Belarus from a Ryanair flight, says he was tortured.
2 years ago
Mother of blogger seized by Belarus says he was tortured
2 years ago

Audio released in Belarus 'state-sponsored hijacking' of passenger jet

Audio was released of air traffic controllers in Belarus telling the pilots of a Ryanair flight to divert to Minsk due to a "bomb" threat, which ended up being a ruse to arrest an activist on board.
2 years ago
Audio released in Belarus 'state-sponsored hijacking' of passenger jet
2 years ago

Audio of RyanAir pilots being told about Belarus ‘bomb threat’

The RyanAir pilots were told by air traffic controllers in Belarus that there was a bomb on board the flight and they had to land at Minsk airport, as a ruse to arrest a prominent activist.
2 years ago
Audio of RyanAir pilots being told about Belarus ‘bomb threat’
2 years ago

Mother of Belarusian activist held in detention speaks out

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell reports on pressure facing Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to release activist Roman Protasevich after his flight was forcibly grounded to detain him.
2 years ago
Mother of Belarusian activist held in detention speaks out
2 years ago

Journalist speaks after state-sponsored plane hijacking in Belarus

A new video of blogger Roman Protasevich, 26, giving what appears to be a forced confession in detention has made waves after the EU imposed sanctions on Belarus over a "hijacked" Ryanair flight.
2 years ago
Journalist speaks after state-sponsored plane hijacking in Belarus
2 years ago

EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over 'hijacked' Ryanair flight

European Union countries have imposed new sanctions on Belarus for "hijacking" a Ryanair flight so as to arrest a dissident onboard.
2 years ago
EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over 'hijacked' Ryanair flight
2 years ago

EU to impose sanctions against Belarus for ‘hijacking’ flight

Belarus has been accused of “hijacking” a civilian airliner by forcing the flight to land in the country by using a fake bomb threat so authorities could arrest a prominent activist.
2 years ago
EU to impose sanctions against Belarus for ‘hijacking’ flight
2 years ago

Airliner diverted to arrest reporter

The weekend incident in Belarus is sparking international condemnation. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has details.
2 years ago
Airliner diverted to arrest reporter
2 years ago

Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus with top activist on board

Belarus is accused of forcing a Ryanair flight to land so it could arrest a leading blogger who played a role in last year's mass protests against Alexander Lukashenko.
2 years ago
Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus with top activist on board
2 years ago

Belarus’ ongoing protests: Examined

Why protesters have not been able to push President Alexander Lukashenko from power.
2 years ago
Belarus’ ongoing protests: Examined
2 years ago

Belarus jails 2 journalists for 2 years for filming protests amid ongoing crackdown

Court in Belarus sentences two journalists, Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova, to two years in prison for live streaming protest amid ongoing crackdown.
2 years ago
Belarus jails 2 journalists for 2 years for filming protests amid ongoing crackdown
2 years ago

Belarus opposition calls for national strike in what could be key test for protest movement

Workers and students across Belarus declared strikes on Monday, heeding a call for a national strike to try to force authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko to resign.
2 years ago
Belarus opposition calls for national strike, seen as key test for protest movement
2 years ago

Thousands protest in Belarus as opposition calls for Lukashenko to resign

An estimated 100,000 protesters marched peacefully through Minsk, demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign or face a national strike.
2 years ago
Thousands protest in Belarus as opposition calls for Lukashenko to resign
2 years ago

Huge crowds protest again in Belarus as opposition ultimatum for Lukashenko expires

Police used stun grenades in Belarus' capital Minsk as huge crowds protested again against Alexander Lukashenko, ahead of an ultimatum from the opposition to step down.
2 years ago
Huge crowds protest again in Belarus for Lukashenko to step down
2 years ago

Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in surprise, closed ceremony

Belarus’ authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday.
2 years ago
Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in surprise, secretive ceremony
2 years ago

The 22-year-old helping to lead Belarus' protests from behind a screen in Poland

Stepan Svetlov is a 22 year-old who runs NEXTA, a channel on the social media platform Telegram that has played a crucial role in Belarus' anti-Lukashenko protests.
2 years ago
The 22-year-old helping to lead Belarus' protests from behind a screen in Poland
2 years ago

Exiled blogger helps lead Belarus’ protests online

Stepan Svetlov, a 22-year-old blogger, runs NEXTA, a social media channel based in Poland that has been used as an organizing tool for protests against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
2 years ago
Exiled blogger helps lead Belarus’ protests online
2 years ago

Belarus protest leader detained at Ukraine border after disappearing from Minsk

Maria Kolesnikova, the opposition activist leading protests against the autocratic rule of Belarus's president, has been detained at the Belarus-Ukraine border.
2 years ago
Belarus protest leader detained at Ukraine border after disappearing from Minsk
2 years ago

Key opposition figure in Belarus disappears after weekend of mass protests

A key opposition leader in Belarus has disappeared in the country's capital, Minsk, after another weekend of mass protests.
2 years ago
Key opposition figure in Belarus disappears after weekend of mass protests
2 years ago

Authorities in Belarus again target opposition leaders following Sunday's massive protest

Belarus' capital of Minsk was quiet on Monday after massive protests flooded the city, but authorities again moved to target the protest movement.
2 years ago
Authorities in Belarus target opposition leaders after Sunday's massive protest
2 years ago

Huge protests flood Belarus’ capital again, defying crackdown

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell reports from Belarus, where 100,000 people marched in Minsk, on President Alexander Lukashenko’s birthday, to protest his rule, despite a heavy security presence.
2 years ago
Huge protests flood Belarus’ capital again, defying crackdown
2 years ago

Huge crowd of protesters marches through Belarus capital

Over 100,000 people filled Minsk to demand President Alexander Lukashenko step down.
2 years ago
Huge crowd of protesters marches through Belarus capital
2 years ago

Huge protests again flood Belarus' capital Minsk despite heavy security presence

Massive protests again flooded Belarus' capital Minsk on Sunday defying a heavy security presence and threat of a crackdown to demand Alexander Lukashenko step down.
2 years ago
Huge crowds defy security forces to wish Belarus president 'Happy Birthday'
2 years ago

Belarus bans most foreign media from working, as pressure grows on protesters

Belarus has revoked press accreditation for many reporters working for most major international news agencies as authorities up pressure on protests against Lukashenko.
2 years ago
Belarus bans most foreign media as pressure grows on protesters
2 years ago

Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says people 'will never be able to forgive' president

Tikhanovskaya spoke to ABC News Saturday in her only American TV interview.
2 years ago
Belarus opposition leader says people 'will never be able to forgive' president
2 years ago

Massive protests flood Belarus once more, as Lukashenko appears brandishing assault rifle

Large protests fill Belarus' capital, Minsk, for a second weekend running, demanding President Alexander Lukashenko step down.
2 years ago
Massive protests flood Belarus again, as Lukashenko appears brandishing assault rifle
2 years ago

Protesters march through Minsk in defiance of Belarus president

Demonstrations continue in Belarus over the country’s presidential election results.
2 years ago
Protesters march through Minsk in defiance of Belarus president
2 years ago

Huge, historic protests swamp Belarus' capital of Minsk, demanding that Lukashenko step down

Vast crowds of protesters flooded Belarus' capital of Minsk on Sunday in the largest political demonstration in the country's history.
2 years ago
Huge, historic protests swamp Belarus' capital, demanding Lukashenko step down
2 years ago

2 students allegedly caught up in Belarus crackdown

Two American students have been caught up in the crackdown by authorities in Belarus.
2 years ago
2 students allegedly caught up in Belarus crackdown