Alexander Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko claims Moscow had to invade because Kyiv was “provoking Russia,” but admitted he feels "like this operation has dragged on.”
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said he hadn’t expected the Russian offensive to “drag on this way,” in an interview with The Associated Press.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko thinks no one can insult him. John Oliver begs to differ.
Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak went on trial behind closed doors, in the latest crackdown Belarusian authorities have unleashed on dissent.
The runner, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, had posted a message to social media criticizing the way her team was managed.
Suspicious circumstances surround the death of an activist who helped Belarusians fleeing persecution.
The Belarusian Interior Ministry said Raman Pratasevich was arrested at the airport.
Maria Kolesnikova was reportedly put on a minibus in the capital, Minsk, and driven away by unidentified people.
Election workers said they saw ballot fraud or were pressured to falsify results in favor of President Alexander Lukashenko.
European Union leaders held an emergency summit Wednesday on the country’s contested presidential election and fierce crackdown on demonstrators.