Employment Law Protests Across Five Cities in Belarus

MOSCOW (AP) – News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register


European Rabbis Condemn Closure Of Belarus Embassy In Letter To Netanyahu

The Jerusalem Post reports: BOSTON – The Conference of European Rabbis weighed in on Jerusalem’s decision to close its embassy in Belarus, complaining of what it believes are the negative repercussions of the decision on the local Jewish community. “This decision

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Belarusian Nobel Winner Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when she won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature for her work that portrayed the cruel reality of living in the Soviet Union. She documents experiences of between 500 and 700 people for each book.

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Russian Journalist Barks Like a Dog at Ukrainian Journalist in Belarus

Apparently the tensions between the Ukrainian and Russian governments are not the only tensions sky high. A Russian journalist from Kremlin station LifeNews literally barked at a Ukrainian journalist in Minsk, Belarus where leaders convened to end the war in east Ukraine.


Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin Agree on Ukraine Ceasefire in Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande met in Minsk, Belarus, in an attempt to end the war in east Ukraine. The four emerged after 16 hours, all agreeing to a ceasefire in the east starting on February 15.

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More Death, Destruction in Ukraine on Day Before Peace Talks

Russian soldiers and Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine assaulted Kramatorsk and surrounded Debaltseve on the eve of peace talks in Minsk, Belarus. The attack left twelve people dead and wounded thirty-one. Children are included among the wounded.


Third Spy Arrested in Lithuania in Past Month Is Suspected to Be Russian

Lithuania, a member of the European Union and NATO, has identified more spies within its armed forces. The spy discovered in this incident worked at a NATO facility in Šiauliai. Lithuanian officials did not state which country the spies worked for, but they did not rule out connections to Russia and Belarus. Other experts believe several more Russian spies have infiltrated Lithuania.