Belarus

Sofia Sapega, a Russian citizen, was detained last year after Belarusian authorities diverted a Ryanair flight to Minsk.
Alexander Lukashenko claims Moscow had to invade because Kyiv was “provoking Russia,” but admitted he feels "like this operation has dragged on.”
Elina Svitolina said Russian and Belarusian players who denounce the war should be allowed at Wimbledon.
Evan Neumann, indicted on charges of assaulting police officers in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, is wanted on a U.S. arrest warrant.
The 27-year-old athlete will withdraw from the Monterrey Open unless players from Russia and Belarus are only identified as “neutral athletes.”
As officials from the two countries met in Belarus, French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin — although Moscow appeared unwilling to relent.
Ukraine's delegation arrived on the border with Belarus for scheduled talks with Russia, as Western sanctions put pressure on the country's economy.
Evan Neumann reportedly has applied for asylum in the authoritarian country.
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.