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Belarus

‘Putin’s main interest - survival of Russia’
The West’s assumption that Putin wants to build a greater Russia via the Ukraine crisis are false, he’s defending national interests, and the prospect of having NATO on the border, Jeffrey Sommers, of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University told RT’s In The Now.

13.02.2015 08:55

‘Ukraine is a hot potato’: Why US stood back from Minsk talks?
The US can’t fully focus on Ukraine because it’s dealing with the ISIS crisis in the Middle East and as Abraham Lincoln once said: “One war at a time,” Martin Sieff, columnist for the Baltimore Post-Examiner told RT.

13.02.2015 09:28

‘Need more time’: Intense Minsk talks enter 17th hour
The leaders of the 'Normandy Four' – Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine – are continuing their roller coaster talks at the Minsk Palace of Independence. Their attempt to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis has been dragging on for over 16 hours.

11.02.2015 23:59

‘Greater OSCE efforts would be needed to maintain demilitarized zones in Ukraine’
If the parties at the Minsk peace talks agree on establishing a wider ceasefire buffer zone between the warring sides, considerable resources from the OSCE will be needed to observe and maintain it, Charles Shoebridge, former UK army officer, told RT.

11.02.2015 08:17

Energy alliance priority of Eurasian Economic Union – Medvedev
An energy union between Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Armenia will be the main focus in the coming year, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the inaugural meeting of the Eurasian Governmental Council in Moscow.

06.02.2015 16:45

No breakthrough as Ukraine peace talk parties meet in Minsk amid worsening crisis
All of the participants of the contact group on the Ukraine crisis – OSCE representatives, Kiev, Moscow, and the Donbass region – have met in Minsk. No new agreements have been reached, with the meeting ending in a blame game between Kiev and the rebels.

31.01.2015 13:23

​Belarus closes currency exchanges to shield against crisis
The National Bank of Belarus is closing all over-the-counter currency exchanges in the country in an effort to keep its own currency strong and avoid a domino effect from the ruble crisis.

22.12.2014 13:19

Belarus president could end up like Gaddafi – senior Russian MP
A senior Russian lawmaker has warned Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko against détente with the US, warning him he could end like Libya’s Gaddafi.

22.12.2014 12:59

Russia targeted by another large-scale cyber espionage campaign – Kaspersky Lab
Russian companies in oil, finance, military, and other sectors – as well as the country’s embassies abroad – have become the primary targets of a new espionage campaign, labeled ‘Cloud Atlas’ by global information security powerhouse Kaspersky Lab.

12.12.2014 15:28

‘We didn’t block EU creation, but they’re blocking us’ – Russian lawmaker
CIS countries should unite in order to resist the vast media and sanction pressure from the West, which is aimed at hampering the integration in Eurasia, a Russian senator says.

14.11.2014 14:24

Europe’s last Dogg-tatorship? US rapper Snoop plugs his new line of…Belarus embroidery prints
Rapper Snoop Dogg has teamed up with a group of Belarusian artists on a new line of clothing and accessories featuring traditional patterns and ornaments.

09.11.2014 11:33

In Ukrainian civil war and the EU’s onslaught on Eurasia, Belarus is the winner
As the mainstream Western press keeps lamenting Belarus’s rising influence, very few commentators dare to explain why "the last dictatorship in Europe" became the only possible venue for peace talks between the warring Ukrainian parties.

06.10.2014 15:49