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Scenario of Zapad drills was oriented towards aggression, not defense - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The scenario of the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad 2017 was oriented towards aggression, not defense, the Latvian Chief......

- The Baltic Times - US

Expert: Russia will keep up its pressure on Belarus.

While the joint Russian-Belarussian military exercises Zapad 2017 ended on Sept. 20, Russia's desire to keep the pressure on former Soviet republics continues. The Zapad 2017 exercises caused much alarm among various international experts. But the worst fears did not come to pass. Russia did not use the exercises to annex ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Briefing: Lukashenka And The West.

A senior EU official heads to Minsk amid reports that Alyaksandr Lukashenka will be invited to Brussels. And Vladimir Putin prepares to give what the Kremlin is describing as an important speech. Listen to the new Power Vertical Briefing.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban.

Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6.

- BDNews24 - BD

Voice of America: EU 'ready to welcome' Belarus president to eastern partnership meeting.

The European Union is reportedly ready to welcome President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus to its Eastern Partnership meeting next month. It is the first time EU officials have permitted Lukashenka to attend the meeting. The EaP summit will open in Brussels on November 24. The post Voice of America: EU 'ready to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Belarus sign declaration.

- Today.Az - AZ

Lithuania officially admits border guards violated Belarusian border - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS – Lithuania has officially admitted that its border guards had violated the Belarusian border, pledging to take measures to preven......

- The Baltic Times - US

Sharapova storms past Peng into Tianjin final.

Sharapova, who returned to the tour in April following a 15-month doping ban, will meet teenaged Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who is ranked 102 and made her first WTA final after beating Italy's Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 in the other semi-final.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Belarus sign declaration.

A declaration was signed following the Azerbaijani delegation's official visit to Belarus, Trend's correspondent reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Chelsea's Kante out for nearly a month with hamstring injury.

The France international limped off clutching his hamstring during last week's 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory in Bulgaria and missed his country's next game against Belarus on Tuesday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Belarus intends to cooperate actively with Azerbaijan in Silk Road Support Group.

- Today.Az - AZ

Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Belarus sign declaration

Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Belarus sign declaration...

- MENAFN - JO

Russian Historian Jailed In Belarus After Lecture On Anarchism

Activists say a court in Belarus has jailed a Russian professor for six days on a hooliganism charge after police barged into a lecture he was giving on the history of anarchism.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan

Belarus is interested in the development of investment cooperation with Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with Chairman of the Milli Mejlis Oktay Asadov in Minsk on 11 October, BelTA has learned.

- AzerNews - AZ

Cabinet approves India, Belarus MoU on vocational education

New Delhi, Oct 11 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to an MoU between India and Belarus for cooperation in the field of vocational education and training. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on September 12 during Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's India visit.

- Yahoo! News - US

Poroshenko says Russia impudently ignoring its commitments on Minsk accords

STRASBOURG - The Russian Federation continues violating its obligations under the Minsk agreements and does not want to return to the international legal field, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “Russia continues to brazenly violate its obligations. And Moscow continues to brazenly close its eyes to our ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Washington Post: A Bernie Sanders campaign veteran advises a surging opposition movement in Russia

MOSCOW — Vitali Shkliarov, a 41-year-old political operative born in Belarus, speaks the gospel of Bernie Sanders in the style of a Silicon Valley executive. Technology, he says, is a key to access, and his dream is a “political Uber” designed to pick up potential candidates and get them around the barriers ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan

Myasnikovich: Belarus seeks to expand investment cooperation with Azerbaijan...

- MENAFN - JO

EU invites 'last dictator' to Brussels summit

EU has invited Belarusian leader Lukashenko to a summit in Brussels, in a move deemed "scandalous" by some.

- EU Observer - EU

EUobserver: EU invites 'last dictator' to Brussels summit

The EU has invited Belarusian leader Aleksander Lukashenka to a summit in Brussels in a move deemed “scandalous” by some. The post EUobserver: EU invites 'last dictator' to Brussels summit appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

As Russian Military Exercises in Armenia, Is Syria on its Mind?

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led military bloc, is carrying out a series of exercises around Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The nature of the exercises have raised speculation that Moscow is angling to get some of its allies to deploy alongside Russian troops for a peacekeeping mission in ...

- EurasiaNet - US

France qualify for World Cup with 2-1 defeat of Belarus

France's Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as they booked their place at next year's World Cup finals by beating Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in their last Group A qualifying game on Tuesday.

- France24 - FR

Holland miss out on qualification for 2018 World Cup

Holland’s exodus from major international tournaments will stretch to the World Cup after their 2-0 success over Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena fell painfully short of their required margin of victory. Requiring to triumph by a somewhat fanciful seven goals, Holland briefly flirted with the unthinkable as skipper and ...

- City AM - UK

EU invites Belarus leader to Brussels summit

The EU has invited Belarusian dictator Aleksander Lukashenko to a summit next month in what would be his first visit to the EU capital. "Belarus has been invited to participate in the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels in the same manner as the other partner countries," a spokesman for EU Council head Donald Tusk told ...

- EU Observer - EU

Griezmann propels France to 2018 World Cup

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE - France's Antoine Griezmann scored one and set up another as they booked their place at next year's World Cup finals by beating Belarus 2-1 at the Stade de France in their last Group A qualifying game on Tuesday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Russia is training to take control of Belarus' military in case war breaks out with the West

Russian Ministry of Defense Russia used the recent Zapad 2017 military exercises to test how well the Belarusian army would come under its direct control in case war breaks out with the West, according to a Jamestown Foundation report. "Russian military top brass was using the joint drills to check the readiness of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Azerbaijan, Belarus ink defense cooperation plan for 2018

- Today.Az - AZ

RFE/RL: EU 'ready to welcome' Lukashenka to upcoming Eastern Partnership summit

BRUSSELS - EU sources say that for the first time, the bloc is ready to welcome Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to its Eastern Partnership summit next month. The post RFE/RL: EU 'ready to welcome' Lukashenka to upcoming Eastern Partnership summit appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian youngster Turchyn doubles her Grand Prix gold medal haul – media

Ukrainian super talent Anastasiya Turchyn tasted Grand Prix gold in Tashkent for the second time with a win over Minsk European Open silver medallist Beata Pacut in the U78kg final on Sunday. Grand Prix rookie Pacut, 21, slipped to 0-4 in their head-to-head series, according to JudoInside.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine with Western allies: No Putin scenario in Minsk implementation – diplomat

Extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine Volodymyr Vasylenko says Ukraine has agreed with Western partners that the Minsk agreements cannot be implemented the way they are interpreted by the Russian side, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Ukraine to host NATO Parliamentary Assembly session for the first time in 2020

Ukraine will for the first time host a session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2020, according to First Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament and Ukraine's envoy in the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup Iryna Gerashchenko. The post UNIAN: Ukraine to host NATO Parliamentary Assembly session ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Everything You Wanted to Know about Zapad 2017

Nicholas J. Myers Security, Europe And all of the particpants, too.  During and after Zapad-2017, commentators speculated wildly on why Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko did not observe the exercises together. Lukashenko claimed at the end of the exercise that Zapad was so large ...

- The National Interest - US

Ukraine to host NATO PA session for the first time in 2020

Ukraine will for the first time host a session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2020, according to First Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament and Ukraine's envoy in the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup Iryna Gerashchenko.

- UNIAN - UA

Uzbekistan Eases Visa Rules for Visiting Tajiks

Uzbekistan has lifted visa requirements for Tajik citizens visiting the country for the day — a gesture of goodwill that will ease travel out of Tajikistan by offering a fresh transit option. Tajikistan exists in something of a travel blackspot connected by airlines to only a few major cities. And tickets are expensive to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

RAF Sentinel radar surveillance jets keep watch over Zapad

Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 airborne stand-off surveillance aircraft flew their first ever missions over the Baltic states to monitor the Russian-Belarus 'Zapad 17' military exercise in September. At least four missions by the RAF aircraft were launched to track the movement of Russian and

- Jane’s - US

Minsk Journal: How Europe’s Last Dictatorship Became a Tech Hub

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is home to more than 30,000 tech workers, and many of them are creating mobile apps used across the world.

- International NY Times - US

Sudan, Belarus discuss energy cooperation

October 3, 2017 - Sudan's Oil Minister Abdel-Rahman Osman and the Belarusian Minister of Energy Vladimir Potupchik Tuesday have chaired joint meetings on energy cooperation between the two countries in Khartoum, said the official news agency SUNA. According to the agency, the meetings discussed ways to push forward ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Turkey Cool to Azerbaijan's Request for Extradition of Karabakh Visitors

Azerbaijan has asked Turkey to arrest and extradite four Turkish citizens who visited Nagorno Karabakh last month without Azerbaijani permission. The case recalls that of Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was extradited from Belarus to Azerbaijan, imprisoned for seven months for the same offense, and released ...

- EurasiaNet - US

A U.N. Peacekeeping Operation Is the Only Way Forward In Ukraine

A complete cessation of violence in southeastern Ukraine, the essential first condition of Minsk implementation, requires nothing less than a full-scale peacekeeping operation authorized by the U.N. Security Council. | Русский

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise

25 September 2017 Mathieu Boulègue TwitterLinkedIn Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme As Russian forces leave Belarus, what are the main lessons to draw from the Zapad-2017 drills? Servicemen take part in the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises Zapad-2017. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images Following ...

- Chatham House - UK

Boost regional cooperation, for the 'sake of peace and prosperity,' Belarus tells global leaders at UN

The past few decades have been fraught with two contradictory tendencies - enhanced political fragmentation and increased economic globalization, Belarus' Minister for Foreign Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly today.

- UN - INT

A UN Mission for Ukraine's Donbas?

Russia's proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Belarus Police Stop a Chechen Woman En Route To Safety in Norway

Expand The national coat of arms is seen at the terminal of Minsk International Airport near the village of Sloboda, Belarus May 19, 2016. © 2016 Reuters On September 4, Belarus police officials stopped a 22-year-old Russian woman of Chechen origin waiting for a flight at Minsk airport. They forced Luisa to go with them to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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