Lithuania starts drafting a defense plan against Russian aggression

Lithuania’s authorities are starting to work on a comprehensive defense plan, which will also define the role of other institutions and the civil society in resistance, according to the country’s Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas. It has been announced in recent days that Russia is to withdraw from the Open Skies defense treaty. It looks similar […]

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Baltic states have expanded the sanctions list against Belarus

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have expanded the sanctions list against Belarusian officials. It added 28 people who are prohibited from entering the Baltic countries. The list now includes 156 names. It includes representatives of the authorities who “played a key role in falsifying election results in Belarus and using violence against peaceful demonstrators.” They are […]

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Reuters: Tens of thousands protest in Belarus, defying threats, warning shots

Riot police fired warning shots into the air, used stun grenades and made arrests to deter tens of thousands of Belarusians who marched through Minsk on Sunday to demand Alexander Lukashenko leave power. This week Lukashenko partially closed the border to the west, replaced his interior minister and said that any protester who lays a […]

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Tihanovskaya announced an ultimatum to Lukashenko

The leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced an ultimatum to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. She gave him 13 days to fulfill three requirements. Tikhanovskaya put forward the following requirements:1. Lukashenko must announce his resignation.2. Street violence must stop completely.3. All political prisoners must be released. “Two months of political crisis, violence and […]

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Belarus shuts western borders as Lukashenko warns of ‘war’

Belarus will close its borders with Poland and Lithuania and step up security measures at the Ukrainian frontier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday. His announcement came with a warning that the countries could descend into the war. He continues to blame Western influence for a sustained protest movement that broke out after his disputed […]

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Lukashenko requested from Putin for new weapons

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide new weapons. Lukashenka also said that Russia will continue to support Belarus. “I also asked the Russian president about certain types of weapons. Recent events show that we need to be bolder in protecting the interests of both Belarusians and Russians. It so […]

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Russian paratroopers who fought against Ukraine arrived for “joint exercises” in Belarus

Russian paratroopers who have been earlier deployed in Ukraine’s Donbas warzone to fight against Ukrainian troops, now arrived in Belarus for the Slavic Brotherhood 2020 joint military exercises. It’s the troops with the 76th Airborne Assault Division of Russia’s Western Military District (military unit No. 07264, based in Pskov), Ukraine’s OSINT community InformNapalm reports. “Against […]

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Meeting of the last dictators of Europe

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has arrived in the Russian resort town of Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the first face-to-face talks between the two leaders since a wave of demonstrations demanding Lukashenka’s resignation erupted following his disputed reelection last month. The meeting follows the fifth consecutive weekend of large protests in […]

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Armored vehicles with military personnel entered the center of Minsk

On Sunday, September 13, the military and armored vehicles entered into the center of Minsk. All over the country, protests against the current government headed by Alexander Lukashenko continue. The police on October Square were reinforced by the military. They are armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles, wearing helmets and bulletproof vests. Some of them are […]

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Russian propaganda in Belarus

In the light of recent reports of Russian propaganda pundits taking over control of the Belarusian state TV with long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko’s personal blessing, the latest disinformation trick has been exposed, becoming an embarrassment for its masterminds. A pro-government Belarus 1 TV channel took a street interview with a man posing as a local […]

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