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World May 07Ukraine says 2 soldiers killed in east amid Russia tensions
According to Ukraine's military, 36 soldiers have been killed in the east this year. Efforts have stalled to end the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces, which has killed more than 14,000 people since it broke out in 2014.
Politics May 06Blinken in Ukraine reaffirms U.S. support amid Russia tensions
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with top Ukrainian officials in Kyiv Thursday and reaffirmed Washington's support for the country in the wake of heightened tensions with Russia, fueled by its recent troop buildup near the borders with Ukraine.
World Apr 15Ukraine seeks stronger Western backing amid Russian troop buildup
Ukraine's top diplomat is asking for stronger Western backing amid escalating tensions in the country's east and a Russian troop buildup across the border.
World Sep 23Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony
Several European countries used the occasion to reiterate that they don’t recognize the results of the election and refused to regard Lukashenko as the legitimate president.
World Sep 13Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign
Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World Sep 1210,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resign
About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests.
World Sep 10Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her
Maria Kolesnikova said that agents of Belarus' state security committee put a bag on her head and drove her to the border with Ukraine before she fought her removal from Belarus and was jailed.
World Sep 01Scores detained as students march against Belarus president
Police in Belarus have detained scores of protesters in the capital of Minsk as university students took to the streets on the first day of classes to demand the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
World Aug 27Putin says Russia stands ready to offer security help to Belarus
Belarus’ authoritarian president of 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing weeks of protests against his reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 vote, which the opposition says was rigged.
World Aug 26In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually
With the protests now in their third week, authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is shifting tactics. He is moving to squelch the demonstrations gradually with vague promises of reforms mixed with threats, court summonses and the selective jailing of leading activists.