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About 32,000 NATO soldiers deployed close to Russia, Belarus borders

About 32,000 NATO soldiers, over 1,000 armoured vehicles, and 235 aeroplanes and helicopters are deployed near Russia's and Belarus's borders, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday.

Ukraine: Military strengthening second line of defence on northern border

Kyiv: The Ukrainian military is strengthening a second line of defence in the Rivne Region near the border with Belarus, filling it with traps against infantry and vehicles as well as planting mines near the Rivne nuclear power plant, Ukrainian media reported on Saturday.

Russia to drop case against Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin after peace deal brokered by Belarus

Moscow: Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner private military group, who led an armed mutiny against the military leadership in Moscow, would depart for Belarus, and the criminal case against him would be dismissed.

Armed mutiny in Russia: PMC Wagner head Prigozhin accepts Belarusian Prez's proposal on de-escalation

Minsk (Belarus): The head of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC), Yevgeny Prigozhin has accepted the proposal of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to stop the movement of Wagner troops in Russia and take further steps to de-escalate the situation, the Belarusian presidential office said on Saturday.

Belarus: ‘Unprecedented level of repression’ must end, say UN rights experts

A large group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Tuesday called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately release all those being held on “spurious charges”, simply for exercising their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly, association and expression, to be released without delay.

Belarus President rushed to Moscow hospital after meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin: Reports

Moscow/IBNS: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was rushed to a hospital in Moscow after meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, American weekly news magazine Newsweek reported citing the Belarusian opposition leader.

Top UN official urgently calls for de-escalating nuclear tensions over Belarus

New York: Urgent efforts must be made to de-escalate the situation following Russia’s announcement last weekend that it plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, the UN disarmament chief warned the Security Council on Friday.

UN rights chief urges Belarus to promptly release political detainees

New York: The UN rights chief on Friday urged Belarus to end the systematic repression of perceived critics and immediately release all detainees held on political grounds, following the release of a new report from his office OHCHR, which concludes gross violations are being committed across the country.

Newly announced prison terms in Belarus signal ‘ongoing repression’

New York: A fresh round of prison sentences announced on Friday in Belarus signal "ongoing repression" in the country, where almost 1,500 people are detained on politically motivated charges, the UN human rights agency says.

Belarus: Trial of Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski ‘politically motivated’

New York: The trial of Belarusian rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski is “simply politically motivated” and he should be released, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

Human rights advocates from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus clinch Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties, juries announced on Friday.

Belarus ‘engulfed in fear’, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

Human rights: Belarus journalists win World Press Freedom Prize

New York: The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) was named on Tuesday as the winner of this year‘s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, following the international jury‘s recommendation.

Third round of Ukraine-Russia talks underway in Belarus

New Delhi/IBNS: The third round of Ukraine-Russia talks has started in Belarus, hours after the Russian plan of a humanitarian corridor from three of Ukraine cities to Russia and Belarus fell.

China-backed AIIB freezes lending to Russia and Belarus: Report

Beijing: The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said it has suspended activities relating to Russia and Belarus until further review, media reports said.