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Russia, Ukraine hold talks for five hours, find 'common points'

Gomel Region (Belarus)/UNI: Russia and Ukraine held talks for five hours on Monday and agreed to hold a new round of negotiations on the Belarusian-Polish border in the next few days, the head of the Russian delegation, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, told reporters. 

Ukraine demands withdrawal of Russian forces as ceasefire talks underway

Kyiv/IBNS: A Ukrainian presidential adviser on Monday called for the retreat of all Russian forces from Ukrainian territory as both countries began ceasefire talks on the Belarusian border, reports said.

Belarus denies participation in military operation in Ukraine

Minsk/UNI: The government of Belarus on Sunday rejected the claims made on internet over participation of its armed forces in the military operation to demilitarise Ukraine.

End ‘appalling’ Belarus-Poland border crisis, UN rights office urges

New York: Belarus and Poland must resolve the migrant and refugee crisis at their mutual border, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, describing the on-going situation as “appalling”.

IOM scales up aid at EU-Belarus border, as migrant hypothermia deaths tick up

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners, are scaling up aid along the border between the European Union and Belarus, amid worsening winter weather, which is leading to rising deaths due to hypothermia among asylum seekers stranded there.

Kazakhstan mulling banning air travel to Belarus for some states: Authorities

Nur-Sultan/UNI/Sputnik: Kazakhstan authorities are considering a temporary ban on air travel of some nationals to Belarus due to the migration crisis at the Belarusian-Polish border, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Talgat Lastayev, told Sputnik Thursday.

Belarus-Poland crisis: Human rights of trapped migrants ‘paramount’

New York: Amid growing concerns about the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the Poland-Belarus border, the UN rights office and UN refugee agency on Friday urged all parties to respect human rights and refrain from using them for political ends.

Uphold safety, human rights on Belarus-Poland border, UN agencies urge

New York: With news footage showing migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland attempting to dodge teargas and make their way through razor wire, UN agencies called for an “immediate de-escalation”, following weeks of rising tension.

Women under fire in Belarus, activists tortured and exiled – UN expert

New York: While women in Belarus overall are being denied rights and freedoms, female political activists are subjected to enforced disappearances, torture, ill-treatment and exile, an independent UN human rights expert told the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Human rights in Belarus continue downward spiral, warns Bachelet

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that she continues to be alarmed by “persistent allegations” of “widespread and systematic torture” of protesters in Belarus.

UN agencies shocked by deaths near Belarus-Poland border

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and migration agency IOM, called on Tuesday for an immediate investigation into the deaths of four people near the border between Poland and Belarus, due to causes yet to be determined. 

Belarus: ‘Full-scale assault’ ongoing against civil society amid massive human rights violations

New York: Belarus has witnessed an unprecedented human rights crisis over the past year, the independent expert appointed to monitor the country said on Monday, calling on authorities to immediately end their policy of repression and fully respect the legitimate aspirations of their people.

Rights experts decry ‘black hole’ for media freedoms in Belarus

New York: UN independent human rights experts have called for the immediate release of a jailed social media activist in Belarus amid what they described as a “black hole” for media freedoms in the country, according to a statement issued on Monday.

Belarus: Arrested journalist Roman Protasevich's family fears torture amid global condemnation of President

Minsk: The father of a journalist, who was arrested after his flight was intercepted by the Belarus air force and diverted to Belarus on the order of President Alexander Lukashenko, said he feared that his son might be tortured.

Belarus human rights situation deteriorating further, warns UN rights chief

New York: A “systematic crackdown” against dissent in Belarus is continuing, months since the country’s disputed presidential election last year, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has told the Human Rights Council.