12 June 2021
US sanctions against Belarus being considered, @POTUS tells reporters before boarding Marine One
Belarus will close its embassy in Canada2 week ago
Belarus will close its embassy in Canada
Diplomats say Estonia, France and Ireland have requested closed discussions (AOB format) on Wednesday on the forced landing of @Ryanair flight & arrest of Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich & student Sofia Sapega. Will follow morning meeting on Syria
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 on the route to Eastern Ukraine near Belarusian border after mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania2 week ago
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 on the route to Eastern Ukraine near Belarusian border after mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
2 week ago
Russian woman Sofia Sapega detained in Belarus is suspected of committing crimes in August-September 2020, she was detained for 72 hours - Russian Foreign Ministry
2 week ago
Spokesperson of Lukashenka says he will make a statement to Parliament
2 week ago
In Belarus, Minsk airport released the readout of the communication with the diverted @Ryanair flight on 23 May. The Belarusian air traffic control claimed they were informed that an IED was on board which was to detonate over Vilnius
2 week ago
Opposition politician Pavel Severinets, who was detained weeks before massive protests broke out in August, was sentenced this morning to seven years in a high-security prison
2 week ago
No connection to three employees of Tut.by since 11:30, according to the telegram channel of the editorial office. Journalist of department 42 Denis Burkovsky and editors of the SMM department Ale Burkovskaya and Maxim Pushkin
Vilnius City Hall, following Riga, raised white-red-white Belarusian flag
EUCO President tweets a map with reduced air traffic over Belarus: "Europe in action"
2 week ago
Belarus has sent a note of protest to Ukraine over the termination of flights
2 week ago
A research exercise will be held in Belarus with the latest weapons of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces
2 week ago
Preparation for CSTO exercises is carried out taking into account the current situation - CSTO chief of staff
NATO ambassadors meet this afternoon where Belarus has been added to the agenda. SecGen @jensstoltenberg calls the forced landing a dangerous, unacceptable "state hijacking" exemplifying the government's crackdown on human rights/media freedom. He says Pratasevic must be freed
2 week ago
According to this @ru_rbc report, Belarus earned some $50-70 million per year in air traffic control fees from transit. Also, the share of transit passengers at state owned @Belavia_by airline was ~50%. End of EU & Ukraine flights will have big impact
EU leaders demand immediate release of Belarus dissident, urge bloc's airlines to avoid Belarus airspace
Conclusions on Belarus adopted at EUCO chaired by @eucopresident
The final EUCO conclusions on Belarus stronger than the initial drafts that only referred to "additional listing" - now we have "further targeted economic sanctions" as well
KLM stops flying over Belarus after a call from Rutte
2 week ago
Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels published video statement by Raman Protasevich. He says he has no health problems, he is in the main Minsk pre-trial detention facility
Lufthansa says it is suspending operations in Belarus air space
2 week ago
Russian and Belarusian Prime Ministers discussed situation with Ryanair aircraft in a phone call
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls on KLM to stop flying over Belarus after the forced landing of a RyanAir flight and the arrest of an opposition activist who was on board that aircraft
2 week ago
Ukraine will completely suspend flights to or via Belarus - Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
EU summit condemns Belarus' forced landing of Ryanair flight, says: Protasevich and Sapaga must be immediately released; To adopt more individual sanctions as soon as possible; Calls on all EU-based carriers to avoid Belarusian airspace
Commission President Von der Leyen says that there is a 3 billion euro package ready for a democratic Belarus. the package might be presented to EU foreign ministers in June
"I don't have a new definition of what happened here," responds @PressSec when asked by @weijia if the @Ryanair incident was a "hijacking"
"There's not been an update, I don't believe," replies @PressSec when asked if it's safe for US airlines to fly over Belarus
2 week ago
His national security team briefed @POTUS this morning on Belarus, says @PressSec, calling the @Ryanair incident "a shocking act" but "we have nothing to read out at this point" on consultations with EU partners
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