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Jun 28 2021

Harsh Response From Minsk: Belarus Withdrew From EU’s Eastern Partnership, Prepared More Surprises For Brussels

Support SouthFront Illustrative image: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN On June 28, Belarus suspended its participation in the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative, according to the statement by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. Such a move was a response to the introduction of new sanctions against 78 persons and 8 companies on June 21. The Permanent Representative of the Republic …

Jun 18 2021

Lithuania Mulls Building Fence Along Belarus Border To Curb ‘Weaponized’ Migration

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 17th, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry announced that it was considering building a border fence on the border with Belarus. The reason is an alleged surge in illegal migration, which according to Vilnius is ‘weaponized’ by Minsk. “We are discussing this issue, conducting a study of the possibility of installing a physical fence. And it will probably cost 15 million [euros],“ Bilotaite said. The press secretary of the Interior Minister Lina Laurinaitite-Grigene said that different options for fencing are being considered: single, double, with barbed wire or alarm systems. The length of …

Jun 4 2021

Protasevich Speaks Of The Artificial Nature Of The Protests, Bankrolling, Organizers

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Belarusian opposition figure and co-founder of the Nexta Telegram channel, Roman Protasevich said that the financing of the ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya comes from the funds of Lithuanian taxpayers and interested businessmen. “First, indeed, part of it is at the expense of Lithuanian taxpayers. Lithuanian taxpayers, in fact, support foreign politicians from their own pockets. Partly these are private sponsors. That is, private businessmen, representatives of the business elite, and so on. And the third is financial support. diaspora. That is, there are many sources of funding,” he said in a televised interview. …

Jun 3 2021

Roman Protasevich Claims Belarusian Opposition Might Betray Him

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 2nd, Roman Protasevich, co-founder of the Telegram channel Nexta, who was detained in Minsk, said that shortly before his arrest, his relations with supporters of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya had gone wrong. The state television channel of Belarus ONT showed a video in which Protasevich recalls his contacts with Franak Vyachorka, an adviser to Tikhanovskaya. “I filmed Tikhanovskaya’s visit to Athens. Everything was fine, we worked for two days. He praised me. He flew away, and in less than a week the attitude towards me changed to the opposite. I talked …

May 29 2021

Self-Proclaimed Hero Of ‘Democratic’ Belarus Opposition Turned Out To Be Crooked Neo-Nazi

Support SouthFront A photograph of Roman Protasevich taking part in the Azov battalion in Ukraine was reportedly found on his mobile phone after being detained in Minsk. Originally published on Moon of Alabama. There is more to say about the Ryanair incident in Belarus and the arrest of the ‘regime change’ operative Roman Protasevich. We will start with the latter. The sympathetic portraits of Protasevich in the New York Times and in the Guardian are only of interest for what they leave out. FOIA Research and The Canadafiles have very well sourced and way more complete pieces on him. They …

May 29 2021

Turkey Pushed NATO Allies Into Softening Reaction To Belarus Plane Incident – Report

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image. Turkey has pressured NATO allies into softening their official reaction to the forced landing by Belarus of a passenger plane, Reuters reported on May 29 citing two diplomats familiar with the matter. The incident, which took place on May 23, saw the forced landing of Ryanair Flight 4978 in Minsk. Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, who was aboard the flight, was detained by his country’s authorities. In a statement, the NATO’s 30 members condemning what they called the forcing landing of a Ryanair flight by Belarus with a cautious tone. Two diplomats told Reuters that Turkey insisted …

May 26 2021

‘This Is War’: Lukashenko’s First Public Comments On RyanAir Incident

Support SouthFront MINSK, BELARUS – MAY 26, 2021: Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission of Belarus, and state government officials, in the Oval Hall of the Government House. Maxim Guchek/BelTA On May 26, President of Belarus Alexandr Lukashenko addressed parliament, publicly commenting on the incident in Minsk airport for the first time. Lukashenko began his speech at a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission and representatives of government bodies with the claim that his following statements would become the basic principles of the Belarusian foreign policy. “As we predicted, …

May 25 2021

Script Of RianAir Pilots’ Conversation, Videos Of Protasevich And Detained Russian Girl Released

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On May 25, Department of Aviation of Belarus published the script of the conversation between Minsk airport and the Ryanair pilot that made an emergency landing in Minsk airport in May 23. On May 23, 2021, a written message with the following content in English was sent to the e-mail of the National Airport Minsk from the e-mail address protonmail.com: “We, Hamas soldiers, demand that Israel cease fire in the Gaza Strip. We demand that the European Union abandon its support for Israel in this war. We know that the participants of Delphi Economic Forum are …

May 25 2021

RyanAir’s Landing In Belarus And Its Far-Reaching Impact On Europe

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Belarus has been regularly in and out of the spotlight in recent months, with protests, chaos and alleged assassination schemes against President Alexander Lukashenko. On May 23rd, Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius in Lithuania made an emergency landing at the Minsk international airport, following a false bomb threat. The incident resulted in the arrest of opposition …

May 25 2021

Belarus Expels Latvian Ambassador, Diplomatic Staff Over Flag Fiasco

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 24th, Belarus expelled all Latvian diplomats and staff, including the ambassador from the country. This took place because Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Martins Stakis, the mayor of Riga replaced the Belarusian state flag with a historical Belarusian red and white flag – now the symbol of the opposition – in the centre of the Latvian capital, which is hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship. Minsk had originally been supposed to co-host the tournament with Riga but was stripped of the right to do so because of political unrest following …

May 24 2021

Alternative Version Or Who May Be Behind Minsk Special Operation

Support SouthFront Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN (Photo credit should read SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images) On May 23, a plane of RyanAir airlines flying from the Athens to Vilnius carried out an emergency landing at the Minsk airport, following a bomb alert. This is widely claimed to be a special operation ordered by President Alexandr Lukashenko aimed at arrest of one of opposition …

May 24 2021

Belarus Scrambles Fighter, Forces Civilian Plane To Land And Arrests Opposition Figure

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 23rd, Belarusian authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land. When the civilian plane landed, authorities arrested an opposition figure who was on board, drawing condemnation from Europe and the United States. Roman Pratasevich was arrested after the flight in which he was traveling was diverted to Belarus, allegedly after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. Four others also didn’t complete the trip to …

May 19 2021

Two Pilots Killed In Yak-130 Plane Crash In Belarus

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Source: airliners.net A military aircraft crashed during the training flight near Baranovichy, in the south-western region of Belarus. According to the report of the Defence Ministry, both pilots died as a result of the accident. The Yak-130 aircraft flew from the Lidskaya assault air base. According to the primary reports, the accident was caused by a technical malfunction. “Having shown courage and heroism, the pilots tried to take the plane away from the settlement. After ensuring that the trajectory of the plane’s fall was outside the residential buildings, the pilots ejected.” – the report of Belarus …

May 7 2021

Syria and Belarus discuss higher education cooperation

Related Articles Minsk, SANA_ Belarus’ Education Minister Igor Karpenko discussed on Friday with Syrian Ambassador in Minsk, Muhammad al-Amrani historic friendship relations binding Syria and Belarus, and means of bolstering cooperation in fields of higher education and recreational camps for Syrian children which set up by the Belarusian national children’s education and recuperation center. Karpenko described the ties which binds the two countries as brotherly and historic , affirming the importance of the upcoming presidential election entitlement in the face of various forms of external interference and pressures to which Syria is exposed, which are similar to pressure that Belarus …

May 3 2021

Suspects Behind Lukashenko Assassination Attempt Were “Swindlers Not Revolutionaries”

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Those accused of attempting a military coup and the assassination attempt on President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko are swindlers who wanted to “intercept” financial flows. According to the ministry, the conspirators wanted to “intercept” financial flows and bribe people who would help them implement their plans. “They don’t look like revolutionaries. (…) These are petty fraudsters,” said the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs This was stated by the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – the commander of the internal troops of Belarus Nikolai Karpenkov. “No, they do …

Apr 19 2021

Did The US Just Try To Murder Lukashenko? Open Thread By The Saker

Support SouthFront Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN (Photo credit should read SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images) On April 17, President Likashenko accused the US leadership of preparing a coup in Belarus and his assassination. After that, the situation has rapidly evolved. We may recommend you to join the open thread Did the US just try to murder Lukashenko? at The Saker platform, following the …

Mar 30 2021

Belarus Investigates Opposition Figure Svetlana Tikhanouskaya On Terrorism Charges

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 29th, Belarusian authorities opened a probe into opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on terrorism charges. Belarus’ Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said in a statement that Tsikhanouskaya and several other unidentified people are suspected of attempting to stage explosions and arson attacks in the Belarusian capital of Minsk and other cities several days ago. The Belarusian Investigative Committee also announced that the Telegram channel Nexta’s editorial board is a foreign extremist organization and has banned it in the country, the Investigative Committee said in a statement on March 27. During last year’s mass protests …

Feb 22 2021

Putin And Lukashenko Meet In Sochi: Praising Russia En Masse

Donate Click to see full-size image On February 22nd, talks took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, in Russia’s Sochi. Putin noted that cooperation is in much needed at different levels, including at the regional level. “Every year we hold meetings between the heads of regional management structures. This is a very important work, because at the level of regional interaction, a significant volume of our relations have developed, they are developing: these are economic, human ties,” the Russian president said. He stressed that Russia remains the largest trading partner for the neighboring republic. “I …

Feb 18 2021

Why Opposition Symbols Are Out Of Law In Belarus?

Donate Illustrative Image In Belarus, you can still hear the echoes of protests, which began in August last year and aim to overthrow the current government. The protests have both objective internal reasons and signs of external modeling by foreign forces. Their active participation has already became evident in the very beginning. It was under the influence of ideas implemented from abroad that the WRW (white-red-white) became the official symbol of the protest movement. It includes flags, pennants, posters with a white background horizontally cut by wide red stripe, as well as the “Pursuit” emblem with a silver cavalier ahorse. …

Feb 11 2021

Lukashenko Calls For Further Integration With Russia, After Sabotaging It For Years

Donate Click to see full-size image On February 11th, in a stark change in course and policy, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began making grand claims in regard to further integration with Russia. “The last large-scale sociological study: we asked people how they feel about integration with Russia, the European Union. I am afraid to be mistaken by half a percent percent 71.5% spoke primarily in favor of integration with Russia, about 30% of 100% – with the EU. We will publish these very interesting data, you will look at them,” Lukashenko said. Lukashenko also said the following in regard to …

Feb 7 2021

Foreign Puppets United: Tsikhanouskaya Promotes Navalny’s Wife As ‘Leader Of Russian Opposition’

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE As the bane of foreign meddling in Russia’s sovereign affairs and boy-toy of MSM Alexey Navalny retired from the scene after he finally faced the widely-expected, but still pretty soft punishment for his multiple violations of the law. So now, the masters behind the attempt to destabilize Russia needs some another fake leader of its network of influence. Fortunately, for them, there is a candidate. Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, which was proclaimed the ‘winner’ of the presidential election in Belarus by NATO member states, but fled the country and is now hiding in Lithuania, is already promoting Navalny’s wife, …

Jan 28 2021

Belarussian Lovers Of Nazi Collaborators Pretend To Be Victims Of ‘Modern Holocaust’ To Fight Lukashenko

Donate The Belarussian opposition has been trying to weaponized the Holocaust agenda for the propaganda battle against the government of President Alexander Lukashenko. In a new propaganda video staged by opposition media, alleged ‘residents’ of the Serebryanka neighborhood of Minsk was involved in the Holocaust-styled event. Actors wore six-pointed stars with numbers 23.34 and white-red-white colors. By this move, the opposition propaganda likely tried to convince the international audience that there is a kind of the Holocaust-styled developments are ongoing in Belarus. The numbers 23.34 refers to the propaganda project of the opposition designed to ‘collect and promote’ information about …

Dec 28 2020

Lukashenko Accuses Ukraine Of Attempting To Fuel “Minsk Maidan”

Donate Click to see full-size image On December 25th, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko made a claim that the protests in Belarus have been fueled from outside, and being supplied with equipment and even weaponry from Ukraine. This is an open secret, which has been known for a while, the protests being coordinated from Poland was an established fact, this just comes in addition to that. [embedded content] This is not the first time that such accusations against Ukraine have been heard from the mouth of the Belarusian president. It all began with accusations that Ukrainian radicals were entering the territory …

Dec 10 2020

$5bn For 7 Districts: Leaked Conversation Between Lukashenko And Sargsyan Shows Who Truly Betrayed Armenia

Click to see full-size image Following the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, and the refusal of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to assume any actual responsibility, there’s been quite a bit of chaos in Armenia. Pashinyan has blamed everybody for the failure, including the people themselves, the opposition, the international community, and the previous Armenian leadership. However, on December 7th, a leaked conversation was reminded of between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and third President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan. The conversation took place back in the autumn of 2016, at the CSTO summit in Yerevan. The ex-president’s press service has confirmed …