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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian politician, president of Belarus
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994. Before launching his political career, Lukashenko worked as director of a state farm (sovkhoz), and served in the Soviet Border Troops and in the Soviet Army.

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EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent [Video]

EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent

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Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions [Video]

Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions

The opposition leader has called for a bolder response from the EU over Alexander Lukashenko's refusal to relax his grip on power.

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Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime [Video]

Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime

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Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown [Video]

Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown

Opposition seeking president's exit after disputed election calls for protests a day after hundreds of women were held.

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Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested [Video]

Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested

Over a 100 people were arrested at Sunday's protest in Minsk and other cities, a day after over 400 women were arrested at peaceful women's marches.View on euronews

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Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue [Video]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign.View on euronews

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Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders [Video]

Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders

A U.N. investigator warned of the possibility of "another Iron curtain" descending in Europe during an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus in Geneva on Friday. It comes as President..

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Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania [Video]

Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania

"We are forced to ... close the state border on the West, primarily with Lithuania and Poland," Lukashenko said.View on euronews

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EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko [Video]

EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko

The non-binding resolution was passed 574 for and 37 against with 82 abstentions.

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Belarus protests: Lukashenko blames US for supporting opposition [Video]

Belarus protests: Lukashenko blames US for supporting opposition

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Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests [Video]

Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests

Russian leader agrees to $1.5bn loan with Minsk and says Belarus crisis should be resolved without foreign interference.

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Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future [Video]

Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future

Belarus' fate could be sealed in Sochi as Lukashenko sits down with his 'elder brother' Putin to discuss the ongoing unrest. What will it mean for the country's future?

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Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline [Video]

Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus on Monday after its embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko, flew to Sochi to ask Putin for more support. This report produced by..

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Analysis: Putin weighing up support for Lukashenko [Video]

Analysis: Putin weighing up support for Lukashenko

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Any Putin intervention in Belarus will meet 'huge pushback', says analyst [Video]

Any Putin intervention in Belarus will meet 'huge pushback', says analyst

"Russia has not so much support inside the Belarusian society," says political analyst Katsiaryna Shmatsina, as Lukashenko meets Putin on Monday amid the ongoing political crisis in Belarus.View on..

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Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk as crowds swell [Video]

Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk as crowds swell

Demonstrators hit the streets of the capital before talks between Alexander Lukashenko and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

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Belarus: Opposition protesters maintain pressure on Lukashenko [Video]

Belarus: Opposition protesters maintain pressure on Lukashenko

Many in the crowd carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about Lukashenko’s planned meeting with Putin on Monday.View on euronews

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Over 100,000 protest in Belarus [Video]

Over 100,000 protest in Belarus

At least 100,000 Belarusian protesters took to the streets of Minsk on Sunday in one of the biggest demonstrations yet against President Alexander Lukashenko.

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Belarus president's main rival held in pre-election clampdown

President Alexander Lukashenko's main rival was detained on Thursday and accused of siphoning $430 million out of Belarus, in a widening crackdown ahead of August's presidential election.
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Belarus election candidate says she will press on despite threat to children

A candidate standing against Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday she would press on with her campaign, despite receiving a threat to have her children taken away.
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Belarus president accuses election rival of corruption after raid

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Belarus unit of Gazprombank raided as Lukashenko cracks down on election opponents

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Detained Belarusian blogger could be sentenced to three years in prison

A detained Belarusian blogger who helped lead protests against President Alexander Lukashenko has been charged with disrupting public order and attacking a policeman and could be sentenced to three..
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Belarus leader names new prime minister two months before election

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko named a former diplomat who had been overseeing the defence industry as prime minister on Thursday, two months before a presidential election which poses his..
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Belarus president names new prime minister: Belta news agency

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appointed Roman Golovchenko on Thursday as prime minister, the Belta news agency reported.
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'Stop the cockroach': protests rattle Belarus President Lukashenko before election

In the Belarusian capital Minsk, a long queue formed outside a covered food market on Sunday as people waited for hours to give their signature to opposition candidates contesting a presidential..
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Shunning virus lockdown, defiant Belarus stages Victory Day parade

Thousands of soldiers marched in Belarus on Saturday to celebrate the Soviet victory in World War Two, as President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls for lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus..
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Belarus presidential elections to be held on August 9, Belta reports

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Belarus reports first coronavirus death: Belta cites Lukashenko

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Belarus' Lukashenko appoints new deputy PM as oil row drags on

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday appointed a new deputy prime minister to oversee the country's petrochemical industry as a dispute with neighboring Russia over oil supply terms..
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Russia hints at Belarus joining it in a unified state in exchange for oil deal: Lukashenko

Moscow has hinted at giving Minsk a deal on energy prices in exchange for Belarus joining Russia in a unified state, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, the state news agency..
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Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election, Lukashenko vows to stay put

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published on Monday showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in a weekend parliamentary election.
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Belarus says still committed to closer integration with Russia

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said on Monday that his country remained committed to closer integration with Russia, a day after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to pull..
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Belarus threatens to pull out of Russia integration deal over subsidy row

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday threatened to pull out of signing an integration deal with Russia next month if Moscow failed to resolve their dispute over energy subsidies.
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Belarus holds parliamentary election as strongman leader keeps grip

Parliamentary elections being held in Belarus on Sunday will be closely watched by the West to see how much leeway President Alexander Lukashenko will allow opposition candidates while keeping his grip..
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Belarus calls for U.S. role in Ukraine peace talks

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday the conflict in eastern Ukraine could not be resolved without U.S. involvement in peace talks.
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Belarus leader tells Trump adviser he wants to reset ties with the U.S.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in talks in Minsk on Thursday that he wanted to reset ties with Washington, TASS news agency reported.
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Trump adviser says he'll warn leader of Belarus about Russian threat

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he planned to use a trip to Belarus to warn its leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, of the security threat posed by Russia.
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U.S. adviser Bolton to visit Belarus, meet Lukashenko

John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, will travel to Belarus and meet President Alexander Lukashenko, the presidential office said on Tuesday.
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