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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya challenges the longtime leader of Belarus: NPR

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, presidential candidate in the Belarus 2020 elections, is the symbol of victory at a rally in Minsk. Celestino Arce / NurPhoto via Getty Images Hide label Switch label Celestino Arce / NurPhoto via Getty Images Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, presidential candidate in the Belarus 2020 elections, is the symbol of victory at a rally in Minsk. Celestino Arce / NurPhoto …

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Belarus detains 33 suspected Russian mercenaries dressed in “military clothing”.

Almost three dozen suspected Russian mercenaries in “military attire” were arrested in Belarus for trying to destabilize the country ahead of the upcoming presidential election. State media reports that the 33 detainees work for Wagner, a private military company associated with Yevgeny Prigoshin. Prigozhin is a Russian businessman who has been charged in the United States for interference in the …

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Belarus says it is an arrest of Russian mercenaries as the gap between strong men Putin and Lukashenko increases

The arrests come when tensions between neighboring countries increase and a gap emerges between their two strong leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who were once strong allies. Belarusian law enforcement officials announced on Wednesday that they had received information about more than 200 militants arriving in Belarus, more than 30 of whom were arrested and …

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Belarus receives its first US oil shipment to cut Russian supplies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will send its first shipment of 80,000 tons of crude oil to Belarus, which has been looking for alternative oil suppliers after a month-long price dispute with Russia. Pompeo said he believes this latest partnership “strengthens Belarusian sovereignty and independence.” Russia cut oil supplies to Belarus in January …

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Belarus urges citizens to drink vodka and visit saunas

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a Russian-Belarusian conversation on February 15, 2019 in Sochi, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images While countries around the world are effectively closing to fight the spread of the corona virus, the authoritarian president of Belarus is asking citizens to drink vodka, go to saunas, and return to work. A global health crisis has …

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