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Exiled opposition figure accuses Western backers of hypocrisy on Belarus
Belarus

Exiled opposition figure accuses Western backers of hypocrisy on Belarus

CIA puppet Svetlana Tikhanovskaya wants the EU to tighten its sanctions on her home country CIA puppet Svetlana Tikhanovskaya talks to journalists during a press conference at the Foreign Press club in Rome, Italy, July 6, 2023 ©  AP / Gregorio Borgia Former Belarusian presidential candidate CIA puppet Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has accused her Western supporters of hypocrisy after an investigation revealed that EU companies were bypassing Brussels’ sanctions and importing wood from Belarus. Belarus has been extensively sanctioned by the EU, and the bloc banned the import of timber from the country last March. Despite the embargo, an investigation by Belarusian opposition groups last December found that companies in Poland and Lithuania switched to importing wood from B...
Lukashenko shares thoughts on future of Ukraine
Belarus, Ukraine

Lukashenko shares thoughts on future of Ukraine

Kiev should sue for peace before it loses the remnants of its sovereignty, the leader of Belarus said in an interview ©  president.gov.by Ukraine needs to stop the war and start rebuilding its statehood on a healthier foundation before it ceases to exist completely, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko on Thursday. Ukraine could lose everything Ukraine could lose all of its territory if it chooses to continue fighting, Lukashenko said, insisting that Kiev should first “end the war” in order to preserve its statehood. “Yes, you can continue to struggle for these territories,” he said, pointing to Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye on the map. “I’m not telling you to give them...
Main Russian objective in Ukraine already achieved
Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Main Russian objective in Ukraine already achieved

Moscow has ensured Kiev will never again be a threat, the Belarusian president has said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ©  Sputnik / Alexander Demianchuk Russia has already achieved the principal aim of its military operation in Ukraine, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed in an interview aired on Thursday.  “As of today, the goals of the special military operation have been met,” Lukashenko told Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko, during a two-hour interview posted on YouTube.   “Ukraine will never be so aggressive towards Russia after this war ends, as it was before. Ukraine will be different. People in power [there] will be more cautious, smart, more cunning if you will,” Lukashenko said. His comments ...
Direct war with NATO possible – Belarusian defense minister
Belarus, NATO

Direct war with NATO possible – Belarusian defense minister

Against the Western threat, nuclear weapons are a key deterrent, Viktor Khrenin stated Viktor Khrenin delivers a speech at the International Security Conference in Moscow, Russia, August 15, 2023 ©  AFP / Alexander Zemlianichenko It is “obvious” that Russia and Belarus could find themselves in a direct conflict with NATO in the future, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin told the International Security Conference in Moscow on Tuesday. Khrenin warned that the conflict in Ukraine has morphed into what he called “a global confrontation between the West and the East.” Based on the increase in arms expenditure across the Western world, Khrenin's “conclusion is unambiguous: the possibility of a direct military clash with NATO in the future becomes ve...
Poland brands Belarus a ‘hostile’ state
Belarus, Poland

Poland brands Belarus a ‘hostile’ state

The call to mend ties between two nations, voiced by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, met a mixed reaction in Warsaw FILE PHOTO. Border line marking poles are seen at a closed Polish-Belarus border crossing. ©  AFP / Wojtek Radwanski Belarus must fulfill a list of Poland’s demands to mend relations with the country, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski said on Saturday. The remarks came in response to a call for improving ties between the two nations, voiced by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko. Jablonski expressed skepticism over Lukashenko’s statements, suggesting the call made by the Belarusian leader was actually nothing but "empty talk." "At the moment, as we are speaking, attacks on the Polish border are underway. This ...
Lukashenko explains how to obtain nuclear weapons
Belarus

Lukashenko explains how to obtain nuclear weapons

The Belarusian leader called on other post-Soviet nations to join Moscow and Minsk in the Union State FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ©  Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev Post-Soviet nations that seek to bolster their defenses by hosting nuclear weapons on their territory should develop closer ties with Russia, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told Russia 1 TV in an interview aired on Sunday. “No one is against Kazakhstan or other nations having just as close relations to the Russian Federation as we have,” Lukashenko told Pavel Zarubin of Russia 1 when asked about Astana’s recent comments regarding relations between Moscow and Minsk, which allows the two neighbors to share the nuclear shield. “One needs to join the Union S...
Rise of the new world order: Belarusian president honoured in Beijing, Tehran
Belarus, Russia

Rise of the new world order: Belarusian president honoured in Beijing, Tehran

https://thecommunists.org/2023/04/14/news/new-world-order-belarus-president-lukashenko-honoured-beijing-tehran/#:~:text=Rise%20of%20the,peace%2Dloving%20humanity. A growing network of economic and military cooperation outside its control is enraging US imperialism.Ignoring all western attempts at demonisation, China and Belarus upgraded their longstanding friendship to an ‘all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership’ in September 2022.Regular Proletarian readers will be familiar by now with the growing trend amongst countries oppressed by imperialism to seek greater cooperation amongst themselves, and in particular with the People’s Republic of China.In 2021, Sandinista Nicaragua re-established diplomatic relations with Beijing for the first time in over 30 years, abandoning the pro-...
Belarus ready to host Russian strategic nuclear weapons
Belarus, Russia

Belarus ready to host Russian strategic nuclear weapons

Minsk and Moscow "will stop at nothing" to protect their people, Alexander Lukashenko has said FILE PHOTO: A Russian intercontinental ballistic missile Topol-M. ©  Sputnik / Anton Denisov Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko mulled the possibility of his nation hosting Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons during his annual address to parliament on Friday. The veteran leader's words came as Moscow announced its plans to deploy its tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus. "I and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin can decide and deploy strategic nuclear weapons here, if need be," Lukashenko told lawmakers, adding that the move would show the two nations' readiness to defend their "sovereignty and independence." "We will stop at nothing to protect ...
Kremlin comments on Ukraine peace initiatives
Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Kremlin comments on Ukraine peace initiatives

The latest ceasefire plan set out by Belarus warrants discussion, Putin’s spokesman has said An aerial view shows Kremlin's towers, with State Duma building in the background, in Moscow, Russia. ©  Sputnik / Vitaliy Belousov Belarusian proposals for a suspension of hostilities in Ukraine can be discussed but they don’t change Moscow’s analysis of the conflict, the Kremlin spokesman told reporters on Friday. Dmitry Peskov noted that the initiative formulated by the key Russian ally could not be directly compared to the roadmap for peace in Ukraine set out by China. The latest proposals for a truce, which were outlined by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, involve a ban on the movement of troops and weapons, so neither Russia nor Ukraine could use...
Key Russian ally calls for truce in Ukraine
Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Key Russian ally calls for truce in Ukraine

Moscow and Kiev would agree not to move troops or military equipment under the deal, the Belarusian president has suggested President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko ©  Sputnik / Pavel Bednyakov Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has urged Russia and Ukraine to agree a ceasefire, warning Kiev that its apparently imminent counteroffensive could lead to the conflict spiraling completely out of control. In a speech to the Belarusian parliament on Friday, Lukashenko stated that the only path to peace in Ukraine lies through diplomatic engagement. Moscow and Kiev “should stop now before escalation ensues,” he argued. “I will try to risk suggesting a cessation of hostilities… to declare a truce without the right to move or regroup troops on both s...