U.S. Embassy in Minsk suspends visa services
This is the result of staff reduction at the request of the Belarusian authorities
US mission to OSCE about Lukashenka’s referendum: ‘International community holds no illusions’
On January 27, Michael Carpenter, US Ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, delivered a speech regarding the upcoming referendum in Belarus to the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.
‘Hybrid attack, not migration crisis’: Biden, von der Leyen discuss sanctions against airlines carrying migrants to Minsk
On November 10, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden had a meeting in the White House; the top EU official called it ‘very productive’ on Twitter.
US forced to close USAID office in Minsk
Also, the Belarusian authorities are forcing the US to dismiss more than 20 Belarusian employees
Foreign Policy: Russia, Belarus using migrants as weapon against EU
The worst-case scenario has not yet started to be realized: thousands of refugees from Afghanistan might be transported to the borders of the European Union via Russia. The influential US magazine Foreign Policy published a think piece about the migration crisis at the Belarus-EU borders, where thousands of citizens of Asia and Africa are trying to illegally make it to EU member countries.
‘Annoying sh*t out of Lukashenka’. Famous TV host John Oliver announces selling teddy bears in support of Belarusians
Inspired by the so called furry stunt, the famous anchorman is going to hand over the money raised to organisations fighting for freedom of the press and human rights in Belarus.
Dep of State: Julie Fisher to continue work despite regime’s reluctance to receive her as US envoy
On August 11, the Belarusian authorities withdrew their consent to the appointment of Julie Fisher as US Ambassador and demanded the United States reduce its diplomatic presence in Minsk. Ms Fisher has never been allowed to enter Belarus.
Members of US Congress urge IMF not to allocate $950 mln to Lukashenka regime
The Friends of Belarus Caucus (USA) addressed a letter to Elizabeth Shortino, Acting US Executive at the International Monetary Fund, asking the organization not to provide the Lukashenka regime with a financial injection to the tune of $950 mln.
US, ten European countries call for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration
Rihards Kols, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Latvia’s parliament, posted on Twitter a joint statement by representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia.
EU-US summit participants: Lukashenka regime should be held accountable for escalating repression
On the back of Tuesday’s meeting, the leaders of the United States and European Union member countries issued a joint statement Towards A Renewed Transatlantic Partnership. Among other things, it touches upon the situation in Belarus.
U.S. extends previous sanctions against Lukashenka's entourage for another year
They must be renewed once a year – or canceled or suspended
Joe Biden about grounding Ryanair plane, arrest of journo: ‘Shameful assaults on political dissent’
On May 24, the administration of US President Joe Biden published his official statement on the Belarusian authorities’ recent diverting a Ryanair flight and arresting journalist Raman Pratasevich.
US envoy Julie Fisher to start working from Vilnius as no Belarusian visa granted to her yet
Julie Fisher, the US ambassador to Belarus, will reside and work in Vilnius for some time, Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reports with reference to Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomėnas