Questions tagged [belarus]

For questions about the government and politics of Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe - officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia.

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What evidence is there to claim that Protasevich was a member of the Azov Battalion? [migrated]

In the wake of the extraordinary hijacking of the Ryan Air flight by the Belarusian government the state-supported Russian media launched a campaign against Protasevich, claiming that he is a Neo-Nazi,...
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Why is support for parties so low in Belarus?

Combining the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives, Belarus has 135 independent members out of 174 total. Why is the support for political parties so low in Belarus? What history ...
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What is the military power of the Belarus, compared to the neighbor states?

What is the military power of the Belarus, compared to the neighbor states, in particular, Poland? The reports like those from GlobalFirePower seems to be based on sheer numbers, but one thing is ...
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Why is Protasevich so important for Lukashenko that he risked international sanctions in order to arrest him?

I understand the willingness to arrest him, but is he really so important, that it was worth forcing foreign aircraft with uninvolved passengers to land, under the escort of the military aircraft? ...
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What would have been the probable reaction if the Belarusian planes had entered Lithuanian airspace? [closed]

The Belarusian government hijacked a Ryanair plane (or "diverted", to use a more neutral word) above its territory to capture Roman Protasevich, a member of the opposition to President ...
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Precedents of forced plane landing? [duplicate]

Recently, Belarus is being accused for forcing a passenger liner to land, for arresting one of its passengers. Were there any such precedents before?
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Have countries ever forced an international flight to divert in order to arrest a wanted person, prior in to the Belarus incident? [migrated]

Belarus recently came under scrutiny for forcing a Ryanair plane to divert so they could capture a wanted person on board: A Ryanair plane from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Belarus for several ...
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What is the significance of Ukrainian and Belarusian flags on anti-Zeman protest rally in Prague?

On 30 April 2021, thousands of Czechs have rallied in Prague against President Milos Zeman, calling for his removal from office and condemning what opponents say are his pro-Russia views. Photo by ...
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What would Alexander Lukashenko gain from a referendum on Belarus joining the Russian Federation?

In response to the protests regarding the Belarusian presidential election, Lukashenko in early September pondered the possibility of a referendum on Belarus joining the Russian Federation. Suppose ...
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Is opposition against Lukashenko equally strong outside of Belarus cities?

On the 9th of August 2020 the country of Belarus held presidential elections. Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected to a sixth term in office, with official results crediting him with 80 ...
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Why does Belarus not seem to have ratified any protocol from European Convention on Human Rights?

Territorial scope of European Convention on Human Rights Wikipedia article does not include Belarus. Human rights issues are confirmed by multiple articles such as this one: The government ...