Vitali Shkliarov’s “only offense,” his wife, Heather Shkliarov, said, was writing articles critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s administration.
When They Came To An Oregon Town To Take Pictures Of The Fires, Armed Locals Thought They Were Antifa Arsonists
Andriy Derkach has helped Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, with his campaign to discredit Joe Biden.
She Challenged Europe’s Last Dictator In Belarus And Was Forced Into Exile. She Says She’s The Country’s “Chosen President.”
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said in an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News from exile in Vilnius, Lithuania, that she — not Alexander Lukashenko — is “the national, chosen president” of Belarus.
Novichok, a nerve agent, is blamed. It's the same poison that was used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain in 2018, and the finding will further raise suspicion about a Kremlin role.
Crackdowns and demonstrations continue to roil Belarus after a contested election, but the US seems reluctant to play a role in the push for an autocratic leader to share power and scale back police abuse.
These Countries Have The Highest COVID-19 Infection Rates. This Is What The US Has In Common With Them.
“The US is no longer an example for other countries to follow.”
“We suspect that Alexei was poisoned by something mixed into his tea. It was the only thing he drank since morning,” Navalny press secretary Kira Yarmysh tweeted.
Belarus Is Detaining Thousands Of Peaceful Protesters. Many Are Telling Gruesome Stories Of Physical And Psychological Abuse By Police.
“They said if they were given an order to kill us, they would kill us all without any hesitation,” 16-year-old Miron Vitushka, who was detained by police, told BuzzFeed News.
The first cracks began to show in the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko as a senior official and police officers resigned in protest over violence against demonstrators.
“God Forbid You Ever Have To Face The Choice That I Faced." Belarus's Opposition Candidate Has Fled The Country As The Government Cracks Down.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the former English teacher who presented the biggest challenge to Alexander Lukashenko in 26 years, disappeared overnight as violent protests gripped Minsk.
President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed a sixth election victory. But his incumbent challenger, a former English teacher, said she won’t recognize the results.
A Former Bernie Sanders Campaign Staffer Is Stuck In A Belarus Jail Cell, Charged With Disrupting The Peace
Vitali Shkliarov faces up to three years behind bars for allegedly organizing an illegal campaign rally for the candidate challenging President Alexander Lukashenko, known as “Europe’s Last Dictator.”
Three women political novices have captured Belarusians’ imagination with a promise of change and three simple hand gestures that have become symbols of hope for many: ✌️✊❤️.
“I thought that this was some type of fraud,” Russian Artyom Vysokov told BuzzFeed News. “Sending such text messages through a service that usually sends spam was not the best idea.”
Mike Pompeo Defended His State Department In A Senate Hearing After Democrats Blasted Him For “Decimating” It
Lawmakers grilled the top diplomat on Russia, Ukraine, plans to reduce troops in Europe, and the removal of inspector general.
Senate Democrats Blast The Trump Administration And Mike Pompeo For The “Decimation” Of The State Department
In response, a State Department spokesperson defended Pompeo's record: “The State Department’s swagger is fully back.”
Ukrainian Operatives Are Gearing Up Again To Take On The Bidens. They Say They Have Giuliani And Republicans On Their Side.
The Ukrainians have ties to Russia and their own checkered pasts. But some Republicans are taking them seriously, and two of the operatives plan to be in Washington soon to push their agenda.
The right-wing media portrays a city under siege — but the city's real siege is from the federal government.
“To further ignore my requests is at best baseless, and at worst a partisan political act,” Sen. Wyden wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday.