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World Jan 25Ukraine leaders urge calm, say Russian invasion not imminent
Ukraine's leaders are seeking to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia is not imminent.
World Jan 16Ukraine says Russia behind cyberattack in ‘hybrid war’ move
Ukraine said Sunday that Russia was behind a cyberattack that defaced its government websites and alleged that Russia is engaged in an increasing “hybrid war” against its neighbor.
World Dec 23Belarus labels local service of U.S.-funded broadcaster extremist
Belarus has labeled the local service of U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty extremist and launched a criminal probe against one of its journalists. It's the latest step in a crackdown on independent media.
World Dec 14Belarus court sentences opposition leader’s husband to 18 years in prison
Five other opposition activists were sentenced to lengthy prison terms of 14 to 16 years alongside Tsikhanouski.
World Dec 03Ukraine says Russia amassed over 94,000 troops at border
Ukrainian and Western officials recently voiced alarm about a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, saying they feared it could herald an invasion.
World Dec 01Belarus detains journalists, activists in crackdown on dissent
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be the biggest one-day crackdown on dissent in the past three months. Independent…
World Nov 23Belarus says it has helped more than 100 migrants fly to home countries
Belarus' Interior Ministry officials said Tuesday that 118 migrants flew out of the capital, Minsk, on Monday to their home countries after the ex-Soviet country's authorities “assisted them with paperwork and passing through the state border.”…
World Oct 29Belarus forces U.S. to close public diplomacy, USAID offices
Belarus has forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy's Public Diplomacy and USAID offices in a move that comes amid the tensions with the U.S. and its allies over Belarusian authorities' crackdown on protests.
World Oct 21Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy
Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, with overall inoculations among the lowest in Europe.
World Sep 06Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences
A court in Belarus has sentenced two leading opposition activists to lengthy prison terms, the latest move in the relentless crackdown Belarusian authorities have unleashed on dissent in the wake of last year’s anti-government protests.