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Lukashenko urges Russia-led CSTO military alliance to unite against West

(Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday urged other members of a Russian-dominated military alliance to stand united, and accused the West of hoping to prolong the conflict in…

Western sanctions block $16-$18 billion worth of Belarusian exports to EU, U.S. – PM

(Reuters) - Sanctions that have been imposed on Belarus have blocked $16-$18 billion worth of its annual exports to the West, the Belta news agency cited Belarusian Prime Minister Roman…

Belarus to deploy special forces to southern border near Ukraine

(Reuters) - Belarus will deploy special operations troops in three areas near its southern border with Ukraine, the armed forces said on Tuesday as President Alexander Lukashenko talked up the…

Belarus begins snap combat readiness drills

(Reuters) -The armed forces of Belarus began sudden large-scale drills on Wednesday to test their combat readiness, the defence ministry of Ukraine's neighbour said. Belarus is a close ally of…

Russia will launch a lunar probe and deepen space links with Belarus- Putin

(Reuters) - Russia will launch a lunar probe later this year and deepen cooperation with Belarus on space infrastructure and technology, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Speaking at…

Ukraine says Belarus leader was with Putin at time of ‘false-flag attack’

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - An adviser to Ukraine's president said on Friday Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow as Russian jets carried out what…

Belarus leader asks Putin to deploy more S-400 missiles near Minsk, media reports

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that he had asked Russia's President Vladimir Putin to deploy an additional S-400 missile complex west of Minsk, the RIA…

Erdogan discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with Lukashenko

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's office said early on Tuesday that he held a phone call with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko to discuss developments in Russia's invasion…

EU to impose new sanctions on Belarus this week -EU official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is planning to impose new sanctions on Belarus this week for helping the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hitting exports, oligarchs, central bank and cutting…

Mass arrests as Belarus confirms ditching non-nuclear status in referendum vote

(Reuters) - About 800 people were arrested as Belarus voted to ditch its non-nuclear status in a referendum that raises the stakes at a time when the country has become…

EU chief says bloc wants Ukraine as member

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The European Union's chief executive on Sunday expressed unequivocal support for Ukraine becoming a member of the bloc, calling the country now under attack from Russia "one of…

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says he spoke to Belarus’ Lukashenko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said on his Telegram channel that he had spoken with Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko, after Kyiv had rejected talks in Belarus,…