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Belarus and Lithuania perch the same branch, but hypocrisy galls - The Baltic Times.

Close economic ties have been developed between Belarus and Lithuania and hardly any political force could radically affect the deep business co......

- The Baltic Times - US

About relations between neighbors and family - The Baltic Times.

Thank you for picking up our new edition. This time, in our focus is Belarus. The interview with the country’s ambassador to Lithuania, Al......

- The Baltic Times - US

Azerbaijani trade house registered in Belarus.

- Today.Az - AZ

U.S. committed to OSCE MG process to resolve Karabakh conflict.

The U.S. remains committed to the work of the OSCE Minsk Group to promote a peaceful and sustainable settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

- AzerNews - AZ

Poroshenko believes Lukashenko will prevent use of Belarus against Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he is confident that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will not allow the use of the territory of his state for unfriendly actions against Ukraine. “On the northern track, the Kremlin is increasing pressure on Belarus. Although I am confident that President Lukashenko, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Judy Asks: Can the Minsk Agreement Succeed?.

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Yanukovych proposes holding Donbas status referendum.

MOSCOW - Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has proposed a set of measures towards settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine and suggested that a referendum on Donbas's status should be held in case Kyiv fails to implement the Minsk Agreements. “To engage representatives of the protesting side representing ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

McCain Talks Tough as the War in Ukraine Continues Without End.

James CardenJohn McCain and Lindsey Graham have been urging Ukrainian soldiers to break the Minsk cease-fire agreement.

- The Nation - US

Azerbaijani trade house registered in Belarus.

The Trade House of Azerbaijan passed a state registration in Belarus on February 21.

- AzerNews - AZ

Mike Pence Meets Ukrainian President While Trump Lawyer Works on Back Channel Deal.

VP calls on Russia to abide by Minsk ceasefire deal it negotiated with Ukraine.

- Reason.com - US

Ukraine's foreign ministry insists Russia must pull back from Crimea, Donbas.

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the Russian Federation to end the occupation of the Crimean peninsula and abide by the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.

- UNIAN - UA

Azerbaijani soloist to perform in Belarus

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani soloist to perform in Belarus

Afag Abbasova, a soloist of Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre will perform on the stage of Belarus National Academic Big Opera and Ballet Theatre on February 25, Trend Life reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Poroshenko says separatist ID recognition by Russia should bring tougher sanctions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes sanctions against Russia should be stepped up after it recognized documents of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions beyond Kyiv control. “From the point of view of international law this is an element of recognition of these illegal units and the de facto refusal ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Belarusian region seeks to export dairy products to Pakistan

Balochistan delegation visits the European country to push trade ties The post Belarusian region seeks to export dairy products to Pakistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Politico: Ukraine - not quiet on the Eastern front

The gut-churning bass of artillery rockets dispels the myth that a cease-fire is holding in eastern Ukraine, two years after the Minsk 2 agreement between Russian-backed separatists and pro-government forces was signed. The post Politico: Ukraine - not quiet on the Eastern front appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Strange Death of Russia's Closest Alliance

Almost three years ago, President Alexander Lukashenko suddenly realized that his country's weak sense of national identity was a serious problem. It's been odd times for Belarus ever since.

- Global Voices - US

Recognition of documents issued by east Ukraine separatists indicates that Russia regards Minsk peace process as obsolete

EVENT On 18 February 2017, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising within Russia identity and other documents issued by the authorities of the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic . As a

- Jane’s - US

Germany says Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order – Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to temporarily recognize passports issued by the de-facto authorities of the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine violates the Minsk peace agreement, a German government spokesman said on Monday, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

Reuters: France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by separatists in Ukraine

France on Feb. 20 denounced Russia's decision to temporarily recognise passports issued by separatists in Ukraine, saying it was not in line with the spirit of the Minsk peace accord. The post Reuters: France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by separatists in Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Report: Turkmenistan is Turkey's Biggest Weapons Buyer

Turkmenistan was Turkey's single largest weapons buyer over the past five years, while the arms industries of Belarus and Israel are increasingly dependent on Azerbaijan's business, a new report has shown. The report, by the arms trade research group Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, also shows that ...

- EurasiaNet - US

'Gifts' to Serbia's Military Come at a Cost

Serbia is hurriedly beefing up its military stocks but Russian and Belarusian donations of fighter jets will likely cost hundreds of million euros, since they are out of date and may require pricey adaptation.

- Balkan Insight - UK

White House: Poroshenko, Pence discuss ways to de-escalate situation in Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on Feb. 18 in Munich. “The Vice President expressed U.S. support for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, and the leaders discussed how the United States can support negotiations,” reads a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Germany says Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to temporarily recognise passports issued by rebels in Ukraine violates the Minsk peace agreement, a German government spokesman said on Feb. 20. The post Reuters: Germany says Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Moscow Times: Inside a hacker’s mind

Belarusian-born cyber-criminal Sergei Pavlovich was earning $100,000 a month by the age of 20. A leading figure in the cyber-underworld of the early 2000s, Pavlovich surrounded himself with the best Russian-language hacking talent. He bought credit card details from them before using so-called cash mules to convert ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

A Belarusian Balancing Act

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has become Europe's ultimate deal maker, by trying to keep his options open with the EU while not letting Russia take him for granted.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Turchynov: Donbas ID recognition by Russia is Moscow's exit from Minsk process

Having issued the decree on recognition of passports and other documents issued by the pseudo-authorities in the parts of Ukraine not under the control of the government, the Russian president has legally recognized the quasi-public groups and left the Minsk process, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council secretary ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ceasefire set to take effect in eastern Ukraine

The deal is another attempt at implementing the Minsk peace agreement.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Associated Press: Five arrested in Kyiv clash between nationalists, police

MINSK, Belarus - Five people have been detained and one policeman injured in a clash between Ukrainian nationalist demonstrators and police outside the presidential administration building in Kyiv. The post Associated Press: Five arrested in Kyiv clash between nationalists, police appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

5 arrested in Kiev clash between nationalists, police

MINSK, Belarus " Five people have been detained and one policeman injured in a clash between Ukrainian nationalist demonstrators and police outside the presidential administration building in Kiev.The Sunday evening clash involved...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US embassy in Kiev critical of Moscow order on Ukrainian documentation

The United States embassy in Kiev voiced concern on Sunday over Russia's decision to recognize civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, saying that it threatens the Minsk peace process. The order by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will enabl...

- The Raw Story - US

Thousands protest in Belarus against 'anti-sponging law'

A spate of protests against a new tax has spread beyond the Belarusian capital, Minsk. The unpopular labor law obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Spate of protests breaks out in Belarus

MOSCOW " News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register with state...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.S. Embassy in Kyiv: Russian recognition of 'DPR/LPR' passports inconsistent with Minsk

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv says that the recognition by Russia of passports issued by the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine – the so-called Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic – is inconsistent with the Minsk peace process.

- UNIAN - UA

US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

The recognition, in an order signed by President Vladimir Putin that was announced Saturday, "is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter.

- Stars and Stripes - US

U.S. Vice President says Russia bears responsibility for war in Donbas

United States Vice President Mike Pence claims that the U.S. will continue to demand that Russia fulfill Minsk agreements on resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Putin Allows Recognition of Passports from Donetsk, Luhansk 'Republics'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree which guarantees recognition of passports of nationals of so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Luhansk People's Republic', TASS news agency reports. According to the Kremlin's website, both Ukrainian nationals and stateless persons in certain areas of Donetsk and ...

- Novinite - BG

Some trampoline gymnasts advance to finals in World Cup

Russian trampoline gymnasts Yana Pavlova and Susana Kochesok, Belarusian athletes Anna Gorchenok and Tatyana Petrenko, Japanese gymnasts Chisato Doihata and Rana Nakano, French gymnasts Lea Labrousse and Marine Jurbert advanced to the finals in the World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lavrov insists on full implementation of Minsk Agreements

MUNICH - Progress in the situation with security in Donbas should not be an end in itself, a complete implementation of the Minsk Agreements is necessary, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. “Progress in the sector of security cannot be an end in itself. Our common goal is a complete implementation of the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Mogherini confirms connection of EU's sanctions with implementation of Minsk Agreements

MUNICH - The European Union is ready to facilitate the work of the Normandy format, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has said. “As you know, there are obligations and the format is facing certain challenges. We are ready to assist, provide support and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

In more than two decades in power, the autocratic leader of Belarus has cast his nation as Moscow's closest ally. At the same time, President Alexander Lukashenko has occasionally reached out to the West to win concessions from Moscow. Now, the Kremlin finally seems to have lost patience with its unruly ally, spelling an ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Kosachyov: Moscow disappointed with words on Russia's responsibility for implementation of Minsk Agreements

MUNICH - Moscow is disappointed with statements of U.S. Vice President Michael Pence on Russia's responsibility for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on Ukraine, Konstantin Kosachyov, chairperson of the Federation Council's international affairs committee, said. “The stance repeated in a statement just made ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pence pledges the US' unwavering support for NATO and will stay 'faithful' to Europe

ReutersUS Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to assure allies that the Trump administration will back NATO and stand with Europe even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia. In the first major foreign policy address for the new administration of President Donald Trump, Pence warned allies that they must ...

- Business Insider - US

Merkel says no formal basis for implementation of Minsk political steps

MUNICH - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated there are no formal grounds for the implementation of the political part of the Minsk agreements to settle the situation in the east of Ukraine. “I understand the situation so that there are two major problems. The Minsk agreements proceeded from the fact that we ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

MINSK, Belarus " In more than two decades in power, the autocratic leader of Belarus has cast his nation as Moscow's closest ally, securing tens of billions of dollars in Russian subsidies.At the same time, President Alexander...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

In more than two decades in power, the autocratic leader of Belarus has cast his nation as Moscow's closest ally, securing tens of billions of dollars in Russian subsidies.

- FOX News - US

Russia-Belarus rift grows as Putin loses patience

MINSK, Belarus — In more than two decades in power, the autocratic leader of Belarus has cast his nation as Moscow's closest ally, securing...

- Townhall.com - US

Merkel: Normandy format's work should continue for lasting ceasefire in Donbas

MUNICH - It is necessary to continue the work of the so called Normandy format to achieve a lasting ceasefire in Donbas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. “Unfortunately, not all provisions of the Minsk Agreements were implemented, but the work is ongoing and we need to continue this work. We need to achieve a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pence: US will do everything for Russia to take responsibility for implementation of Minsk agreements

MUNICH - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has stated the United States would do everything necessary for Russia to bear responsibility for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, in particular in part of de-escalation of the situation in Donbas. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference he said it is necessary to ensure ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Amid Tension With Russia, Belarus Signs Deal With Iran

This month—for the first time in the East European country's history—Belarus signed a contract to purchase crude oil from the National Iranian Oil Company. A row between the former Soviet state and Russia over oil prices caused the latter to cut energy exports to Belarus in the second half of 2016, leading Minsk to ...

- OilPrice.com - US

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