Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant

Accident at Belarusian nuclear plant sheds light on Minsk’s internal political process

The Belarusian Ministry of Energy confirmed, on July 26, that an emergency situation occurred earlier that month at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP). The power station is being built 18 kilometers from the town of Ostrovets (Grodno oblast), and some 50 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. […]

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko

Lukashenko interested in Ukraine war continuing, Belarusian opposition leader says

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is interested in the continuity of the Ukrainian war as it helps to disguise his country’s internal problems and avoid the West’s criticism for non-democratic processes, says Anatoly Lyabedzko, one of the Belarusian opposition leaders. […]


Is Belarus benefiting from change in West’s perspective?

It is tempting to slip into a spiral of sensationalism when describing the concurrent trends in Belarus’s foreign relations and national aspirations, even though—if history is any guide—these trends may be reversed as abruptly as they started. So far, however, tensions have been on the rise along Belarus’s eastern flank; whereas, there has been steady improvement in Belarus’s relations with the West. According to the assessment of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, this has been the case since the very beginning of 2014. […]

Representatives of the Belarusian opposition said in Vilnius on June 30

“Ukraine” worst word in Belarus now – opposition in Vilnius

“Ukraine” is now the worst word in Belarus, representatives of the Belarusian opposition said in Vilnius on Monday, also stating that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has found himself in a standstill in terms of the country’s relations with Russia. […]