Alexander Lukashenko

Putin Makes First Visit to Belarus in over Three Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Belarus in more than three years on Monday, using one of his few journeys outside Russia since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion to shore up his relationship with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko and pressure Belarus to pour its own troops into the Ukrainian quagmire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko pose after their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (Andrey Stasevich, Press Service of Belarusian President/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Report: Cuban Refugees Trapped in Migrant Mob in Belarus

The Australian network SBS found a Cuban refugee among the throngs of thousands of migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland. In an interview published on Monday, Juan Carlos told SBS he was one of seven Cubans attempting to escape communism into Europe after making it to Europe’s last dictatorship.

Migrants settle in a logistics center at the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Polish authorities said Friday there are no more migrants camping along the Belarus side of the European Union's eastern border, but attempts at illegally crossing into the bloc's …

Belarus Migration ‘Hybrid War’ Is Greatest Attempt to Destabilise Europe Since Cold War, Says Polish PM

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on Western allies for solidarity to “defend Europe” against the mass migration “hybrid warfare” being waged by Belarus — declared the “greatest attempt to destabilise Europe” since the Cold War — defiantly declaring that “Poland will not yield to blackmail and will do everything to stop the evil threatening Europe”.

TOPSHOT - Migrants gather on the Belarusian-Polish border near the Polish Kuznica border crossing on November 15, 2021. - Thousands of migrants -- most of them from the Middle East -- have crossed or attempted to cross the EU and NATO border since the summer. Western countries have accused the …