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News Belarus Politics: FACTBOX-Economic health of Belarus, in dispute with Russia over oil supplies

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
FACTBOX-Economic health of Belarus, in dispute with Russia over oil supplies
News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/14/reuters-america-factbox-economic-health-of-belarus-in-dispute-with-russia-over-oil-supplies.html

Jan 14- Russia suspended oil supplies to Belarus on Jan. 1 in a row over supply contract terms between Moscow and Minsk. Belarus is a major transit route for Russian oil and gas to Europe: the Druzhba oil pipeline carries around 1 million barrels of oil per day and the Yamal gas pipeline delivers 33 billion cubic metres of gas to Europe annually.

News Belarus Politics: Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in push for closer ties

Published on: Thursday 02 January 2020
Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in push for closer ties
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/russia-halts-oil-supplies-belarus-amid-economic-talks-68046511

Before relations soured completely with Ukraine, Russia had likewise used energy supplies as political leverage to keep the country in its economic orbit and from developing closer ties with Europe.

News Belarus Politics: Belarus Security Council: Belarus' voice heard by United States, NATO

Published on: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Belarus Security Council: Belarus' voice heard by United States, NATO
News source: https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/belarus-security-council-belarus-voice-heard-by-united-states-nato-125477-2019/

Belarus expressed its concerns over the deployment of U.S. military personnel and hardware in Lithuania. That was the main item on the agenda of the meeting with the high-ranking U.S. diplomat, Stanislav Zas said.

News Belarus Politics: Andreichenko: Belarus president's visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations

Published on: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Andreichenko: Belarus president's visit to Austria will open new page in bilateral relations
News source: https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/andreichenko-belarus-presidents-visit-to-austria-will-open-new-page-in-bilateral-relations-125458-2019/

Vladimir Andreichenko noted that Belarus and Austria have recently reached a high level of political contacts. “We hope that the visit of the Belarusian president to Austria will open a new ...

News Belarus Politics: Belarus, Czechia discuss interaction in international organizations

Published on: Monday 28 October 2019
Belarus, Czechia discuss interaction in international organizations
News source: https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/belarus-czechia-discuss-interaction-in-international-organizations-125437-2019/

The matter was raised as Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Czech Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Tlapa on 29 October. The Czech diplomat is in Belarus on a working visit as the head of a delegation of Czech businessmen.

News Belarus Politics: BPF Head Blames Lukashenka For Political And Economic Deadlock On TV

Published on: Thursday 24 October 2019
BPF Head Blames Lukashenka For Political And Economic Deadlock On TV
News source: https://charter97.org/en/news/2019/10/25/353132/

Candidate for "deputies" of the "house of representatives" of the Minsk Kupalauski constituency № 95 Ryhor Kastusiou spoke on the air of the Belarus 3 TV channel, naviny.by reports. "The outdated ...

News Belarus Politics: Lukashenko: The level of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations meets strategic interests of two states

Published on: Thursday 24 October 2019
Lukashenko: The level of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations meets strategic interests of two states
News source: https://www.inform.kz/en/lukashenko-the-level-of-belarus-kazakhstan-relations-meets-strategic-interests-of-two-states_a3578957

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The level of Belarus-Kazakhstan relations meets the strategic interests of the two countries, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with his Kazakhstan counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on 25 October, BelTA has learned.

News Belarus Politics: Minsk not discussing political integration with Moscow – Belarusian FM

Published on: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Minsk not discussing political integration with Moscow – Belarusian FM
News source: https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/619346.html

Belarus does not plan to hold political consultations with Russia as part of the enhanced integration program, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said. "We are not holding political ...

News Belarus Politics: Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering

Published on: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/15/russian-troll-freed-belarus-us-election-tampering

A spokesman for Belarus’ general prosecutor’s office said that there were “no grounds ... as well as sowing “discord” in the US political system. US investigators say the Internet Research Agency is ...

News Belarus Politics: On ‘Island’ in Russian Arctic, Arrival of Fast Internet Shakes Political Calm

Published on: Sunday 20 October 2019
On ‘Island’ in Russian Arctic, Arrival of Fast Internet Shakes Political Calm
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/world/europe/russia-internet-norilsk-youtube-arctic.html

Gamers who managed to get online to play “World of Tanks” — a popular Belarus-made computer game — learned to time their moves to ... which he then shared with the city photo club. But he never sought ...

News Belarus Politics: How Russia's Interference In Ukraine Has Altered U.S. Policy Toward Belarus

Published on: Wednesday 02 October 2019
How Russia's Interference In Ukraine Has Altered U.S. Policy Toward Belarus
News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/seeking-democracy-supporting-independence-how-russia-s-interference-in-ukraine-has-altered-u-s-policy-toward-belarus/30196913.html

But while Belarus has freed political prisoners in recent years, its record on human rights and democracy -- the root cause of the breakdown in relations with the United States -- still ranks at the ...

News Belarus Politics: John Bolton’s Belarus trip stirs threat to Putin

Published on: Friday 30 August 2019
John Bolton’s Belarus trip stirs threat to Putin
News source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/john-boltons-belarus-trip-stirs-threat-to-putin

White House national security adviser John Bolton’s unexpected meeting with “the last dictator in Europe” could undermine a vital Russian alliance, with potentially high stakes for Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

News Belarus Politics: Victory: Iranian Man, Who Faces Death In His Homeland, Stays In Belarus

Published on: Tuesday 18 June 2019
Victory: Iranian Man, Who Faces Death In His Homeland, Stays In Belarus
News source: https://charter97.org/en/news/2019/6/18/338196/

He has been living in Belarus for more than 20 years ... It is also known that his brother was an opposition activist and the persecution may be due to political reasons. March 15, 2019, Maskouski ...

News Belarus Politics: Kazakh ambassador to Belarus talks about intricacies of presidential elections

Published on: Monday 20 May 2019
News source: https://www.inform.kz/en/kazakh-ambassador-to-belarus-talks-about-intricacies-of-presidential-elections_a3528372

KAZINFORM - The presidential election campaign in Kazakhstan may seem very simple only at first glance, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus ...

News Belarus Politics: New York Activists Demanded Release Of Belarusian Political Prisoners

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
News source: https://charter97.org/en/news/2019/5/20/334654/

"The problem of political prisoners remains relevant for Belarus. As of today, nine political prisoners are held in Belarusian prisons and camps," – the event organizers stated. The rally was held in ...

News Belarus Politics: Want to Relax? Try the Spa in a Salt Mine in Belarus

Published on: Sunday 19 May 2019
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/world/europe/want-to-relax-try-the-spa-in-a-salt-mine-in-belarus.html

The scientific jury is still out on whether salt mine therapy really works, but health authorities in Belarus are convinced that their country, despite its reputation for retrograde politics and ...