On 23 February, the ideological periodical of Belarusian government published an article by the defence minister, Andrei Raukou, who described how Belarus would defend itself...In March 2018 several Belarusian media reported the shocking treatment of homeless animals in Babruisk.On 6-8 April, Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe will visit Belarus.
He stated that they could not work in the old fashion any longer and called for a new era in their work. On six occasions during March 2018 border patrols removed activists from the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Workers (REP) from trains and buses under the pretext of “random” personal inspections. On 12 March 2018, the Pinsk court equated live streams on Facebook and You Tube to foreign media.
The unprecedented court decision marks the latest step in the Belarusian authorities’ crackdown against popular You Tubers.
Prior to this, Belarus’s Investigative Committee... Last month, in a speech to the Belarusian parliament, Alexander Lukashenka expressed dissatisfaction with Belarusian airlines.
The president questioned the absence of low-cost flights in Belarus and Belarusians’ extensive use of Vilnius, Warsaw and Kiev airports. On 16 March 2018, the official statistical body of Belarus Belstat has announced that GDP growth in the first two month of the year has accelerated.
On 18 March, the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang finished with Belarus eighth in the medals table.
While the state invests in its paralympics competitors, the living conditions for other Belarusians with disabilities remain discriminatory.
Counterfeit alcohol from Russia floods the Belarusian black market....
The Ostrogorski Centre presents a new analytical paper ‘Belarus-Lithuania Relations: Common Interests and the Nuclear Dispute’, written by Ryhor Astapenia.
The paper aims to improve mutual understanding between Belarus and Lithuania.