Alyaksandr Lukashenka's hybrid aggression is just the beginning. Is Russia preparing for a big war?
Can Lukashenka start an armed conflict?
US gen, military expert Ben Hodges: ‘Russia should make Lukashenka stop’ (interview)
“We, the West, should be prepared for the Lukashenka regime’s collapse,” said the American general, who visited Belarus and met with its leader in 2018. How has his attitude to the situation in our country changed? What Belarusian issues are the matter of concern for the Pentagon and what scenarios should the West consider? What are the odds of the migration crisis’ turning into a military conflict? One can find the answers in Belsat TV anchorman Siarhei Pelesa’s interview with US Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges, who previously commanded US forces in Iraq and Europe. Currently, he holds a key position in the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya: ‘It is impossible to oppose the regime openly’ (interview)
Belarus is being discussed in the West, but not in the way we want to see it, Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya thinks. What did she talk about with Polish President Andrzej Duda? Can the Lukashenka regime be openly opposed? Alina Koushyk, a Belsat TV news presenter and anchorwoman of the show Prasviet (World and Us), talks to Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Belarus is figure in Biden's game of cards with Putin. Should one expect big deal?
US President Joe Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Belarus. And while relations between Washington and Moscow do not look the best, many are hoping for a “big deal” in many areas between the two countries. How does the Kremlin master imagine Lukashenka’s political future, can we hope for support from the United States for the people of Belarus, and can Putin and Biden agree at all?
Is Putin ready to enter Belarus without people's support? Interview with Russian opposition politician Vladimir Milov
Vladimir Milov, one of the leaders of the Russian democratic forces, believes that Lukashenka failed to suppress the Belarusian movement and its leaders, failed to turn the page.
Can Viktar become next Lukashenka at head of Belarus? Interview with author of book Belarusian Sniper
Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.
Why do Putin and Lukashenka need a fake coup attempt?
Lukashenka claims to have prevented an attempt at an armed coup prepared by the American secret services. Putin publicly repeats this thesis and threatens the collective West. Few people believe in this story. But do the leaders of Belarus and Russia believe in it? And what do Putin and Lukashenka want to hide from each other?
Lukashenka's gray market scheme to bypass sanctions. Will he sell part of Mazyr refinery to Azerbaijan?
Alyaksandr Lukashenka allowed himself to fly abroad for 2 days. In the last 8 months after the election, he flew only to Putin. Baku had everything the dictator likes: a reception at the state level and a lot of attention. Together with Ilham Aliyev, he signed a pile of documents on cooperation in agriculture. However, did the Belarusian dictator fly to Baku just for that?
Black day for Uladzimir Makey. What can reduction of embassies lead to?
The head of the domestic diplomacy Uladzimir Makey promised that Belarus would close its diplomatic missions in at least several countries of the world. Why is this probably the darkest news in Belarusian politics since last August?
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya: ‘We have invitation from Joe Biden’ (exclusive interview)
In the interview with Belsat TV news show Prasviet, Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya said that she might meet with US president-elect Joseph R. Biden soon.
Latvia not against Belarus-NATO agreement – defense minister
The relations between Latvia and Belarus is a good example of how the relationship of Latvia and Russia might be developing, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said when granting an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa in the NATO HQ in Brussels.
US gen Ben Hodges: Not a time for Belarus to relax (ENG video)
Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa has interviewed US Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges, who previously commanded US forces in Iraq and Europe. Currently, he holds a key position in the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
Main task of Lukashenka in relations with West in 2020 (ENG video)
Can the Western vector become an alternative to losing sovereignty?