Belarus’ August 2020 presidential election saw widespread protests and serious fraud allegations as President Lukashenka claimed victory against popular opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Following a brutal crackdown against protestors by security forces, will Belarus begin its transition to democracy, or will Belarusians face further repression as Lukashenka’s rule falters?
BelarusAlert Jun 15, 2022
Renewed Belarus military buildup is a sign of Lukashenka’s desperation
Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is saber-rattling on the Ukrainian border once again but it is unclear whether he is genuinely preparing to invade Ukraine or merely seeking to demonstrate his loyalty to Putin.
BelarusAlert Jun 13, 2022
Belarus dictator targets trade unions amid fears over anti-war mood
By Hanna Liubakova
Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has initiated steps to shut down the country’s independent trade unions amid growing disquiet on the domestic front over the Belarusian role in Putin’s Ukraine War.
BelarusAlert May 31, 2022
From White Russia to Belarus: Norway snubs Kremlin with name change
By Peter Dickinson
Norway has announced that it will now use the name “Belarus” instead of “Hviterussland” (literally “White Russia”) in a move reflecting growing awareness that Belarus should not be viewed through a Russian lens.
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