Tag: Belarus


Brian Whitmore: While the world watches Ukraine, Putin is quietly occupying Belarus

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was published by Atlantic Council. It is republished here with permission. Alyaksandr Lukashenka is ready to go to war, or so he says. In a three-and-a-half hour address to the nation last week, the autocratic Belarusian leader declared, “If our country faces an aggression, there will be hundreds of thousands ...

Belarus claims Ukrainian military helicopter violated its airspace, threatens consequences

A dispute between Ukraine and Belarus flared up over the weekend after Belarus’s State Border Service accused a Ukrainian military helicopter of breaching Belarus’ airspace on Dec. 4, which Kyiv denied.  The State Border Service of Belarus told state-owned media outlet BELTA that a Ukrainian Mi-8 military helicopter, flying at ...
Eastern Europe

Belarusian border crisis, explained

What is happening in Belarus? Since July, Belarusian authorities have allowed thousands of refugees from the Middle East to come to Belarus and cross the country’s borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Many of them have tried to break through using force — 11 people have been killed as a ...