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September 24, 2022, 11:57 PM

Belarus foreign minister blames NATO, West for Ukraine war

He says the root cause of the war dates to the end of the Cold War.
September 24, 2022, 11:57 PM
2 months ago

Belarus court gives another journalist a lengthy prison term

A court in Belarus has sentenced yet another independent journalist to a lengthy prison term
2 months ago
Belarus court gives another journalist a lengthy prison term
4 months ago

'A long journey': Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

Belarusians are among the foreign fighters who have volunteered to take up arms in Ukraine against Russian forces
4 months ago
Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves
5 months ago

Woman forced to land in Belarus gets 6 years in prison

A woman who ran a Belarusian opposition messaging app channel and was arrested along with her activist boyfriend when an airliner they were on was forced to land in Belarus has been convicted of charges that included inciting social hatred
5 months ago
5 months ago

The AP Interview: Belarus admits Russia's war 'drags on'

Belarus' leader didn’t expect Russia’s “operation” in Ukraine to drag on.
5 months ago
Belarus admits Russia's war 'drags on'
5 months ago

Belarus launches new crackdown on activists, journalists

The authorities in Belarus have conducted a new wave of searches and arrests of union activists and independent journalists
5 months ago
7 months 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.
7 months ago
‘Belarus has become Putin’s puppet’: Military analyst
8 months ago

Belarus leader downplays possible deployment to Syria

Belarus’ authoritarian president says he has no intention of sending troops to Syria to serve alongside Russian forces in the country but is holding the door open for a potential deployment of military medics there
8 months ago
Belarus leader downplays possible deployment to Syria
8 months ago

Turkish president offers to host Ukraine-Russia peace talks

Jens Stoltenberg is concerned about Russia's continued military buildup.
8 months ago
NATO says Russian buildup in Belarus is biggest in 30 years
8 months ago

Belarus leader tells opposition leaders: 'Repent and kneel'

Belarus’ authoritarian leader has advised exiled opposition activists to “come home, repent and kneel,” while repeating a vague promise to step down if the people “make the decision” for him
8 months ago
Belarus leader tells opposition leaders: 'Repent and kneel'
8 months ago

Poland starts building metal wall on border with Belarus

Construction workers with heavy machinery are digging on Poland's border with Belarus as work has started on a wall intended to block migrants pushed by Belarus, in what the European Union calls a “hybrid attack,” from crossing illegally into EU territory
8 months ago
Poland starts building wall on border with Belarus
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Belarus jails husband of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for 18 years
10 months ago

Probe by Poland refutes Belarus account of diverted flight

Polish security officials say the diversion to Minsk of a Lithuania-bound flight carrying a self-exiled Belarusian journalist was an act of “state terrorism” carried out to detain an opponent of Belarus’ government
10 months ago
Probe by Poland refutes Belarus account of diverted flight
10 months ago

Belarus alleges airspace violation; Ukraine calls claim fake

Tensions are rising between the two neighbors.
10 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Hundreds of migrants living in squalor in warehouse in Belarus
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Thousands of migrants stuck in squalid conditions in Belarus
10 months ago

Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

There have been tensions for months at the Belarus border.
10 months ago
Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants
10 months ago

Lukashenko offers migrants who stay at border food, clothes

Lukashenko's visit comes after weeks of tensions at the border.
10 months ago
Lukashenko offers migrants who stay at border food, clothes
10 months ago

Belarus says it has helped more than 100 migrants leave

Belarusian authorities say they have helped more than 100 migrants leave the country and more are prepared to leave
10 months ago
Belarus says it has helped more than 100 migrants leave
10 months 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.
10 months ago
At the Poland-Belarus border, efforts to ease suffering among migrants
10 months ago

Iraqi migrants caught in border tensions in Belarus fly home

More than 400 Iraqis are seeking to fly home from Belarus.
10 months ago
Iraq to evacuate migrants stranded at Belarus-Poland border
10 months ago

Belarus brings some migrants in from cold at Polish border

Officials say groups of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, with some of them still harboring hopes of entering the European Union
10 months ago
Poland says Belarus is taking migrants away from border camp
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Tensions erupt along the Poland-Belarus border
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Migrants stranded at Belarus border in new standoff with Polish police
10 months ago

Tensions rise along Belarus-Poland border

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

Macron, Putin discuss deescalating Belarus border tensions

The European Union is set to expand sanctions against Belarus.
10 months ago
EU set to add airlines, others to Belarus sanctions list
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Refugees trapped between Belarus-Poland border
10 months ago

Polish PM mulls asking NATO to hold talks amid border crisis

Poland's prime minister says Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering asking NATO for emergency talks as they struggle to manage a tense standoff on their borders with Belarus
10 months ago
Poland says police hit with stones by migrants at border
1 year ago

Polish police find body of young Syrian near Belarus border

Polish police say the body of a young Syrian man has been found in the woods near the border with Belarus
1 year ago
Polish police find body of young Syrian near Belarus border
1 year ago

Tensions rise in migrant standoff at Poland-Belarus border

Poland reinforced its border with Belarus with more riot police, a day after groups of migrants tried to storm through a razor-wire fence on the eastern frontier where thousands have camped on the Belarusian side in the tense standoff
1 year ago
Tensions rise in migrant standoff at Poland-Belarus 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 forces US to close public diplomacy, USAID offices

Belarus has forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy and USAID offices in a move that comes amid the tensions with the U.S. and its allies over Belarusian authorities’ crackdown on protests
1 year ago
Belarus forces US to close public diplomacy, USAID offices
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

Rights group: Belarus detains 100 people after KGB shootout

A Belarus human rights group said Friday that some 100 people have been detained in the wake of a shootout that left an opposition supporter and a KGB officer dead
1 year ago
Rights group: Belarus detains 100 people after KGB shootout
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
1 year ago

Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences

Two leading opposition activists were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
1 year ago
Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences
1 year ago

Polish lawmakers uphold state of emergency at Belarus border

Poland’s parliament has upheld the state of emergency along the border with Belarus that was declared last week amid migration pressure
1 year ago
UN: Migrants face 'dire conditions' at Poland-Belarus border
1 year ago

Poland detains activists for damaging barrier with Belarus

Polish authorities are building a fence on the Belarus border to stop migrants.
1 year ago
1 year ago

EU condemns Belarus for 'direct attack' using migrants

The European Union is condemning Belarus for what it says is an attempt to destabilize the bloc by deliberating sending scores of migrants across its borders
1 year ago
1 year ago

Belarusian activist sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison

He stabbed himself in the neck two months ago to protest political repression.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Belarus denies entry to US ambassador, cuts US Embassy staff

Belarus says it has rescinded its permission for the U.S. ambassador's appointment and told the U.S. to cut its embassy staff in retaliation for Washington’s sanctions
1 year ago
1 year ago

UK tightens Belarus sanctions 1 year after 'fraudulent' vote

Britain is tightening economic sanctions against Belarus as it seeks to punish President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime for undermining democracy and human rights on the anniversary of “fraudulent” elections
1 year ago
1 year ago

Hundreds in Warsaw protest political repression in Belarus

Many carried the Belarusian opposition flag and chanted "Long live Belarus!"
1 year ago
1 year ago

Belarus sees a year of fierce repression after disputed vote

President Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since taking power.
1 year ago
Belarus sees a year of protest and fierce repression
1 year ago

Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya feared for her safety after criticizing coaches
1 year ago
1 year ago

'Freedom is worth fighting for': Belarus activists on trial

Leading opposition figures went on trial in Belarus Wednesday, part of a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet nation that was rocked by months of protests
1 year ago
'Freedom is worth fighting for': Belarus activists on trial
1 year ago

Head of group for exiled Belarusians found hanged in Ukraine

Vitaly Shishov was found hanged in a city park not far from his home.
1 year ago
Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine
1 year ago

Japan: Belarus runner involved in airport standoff is safe

A Belarus sprinter has alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan.
1 year ago