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Belarus president: Russian forces won't stay after war games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — On the last day of joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises that rattled the countries' neighbors, the president of Belarus says all Russian forces will leave his country when the war games are over. Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states all expressed worry that the weeklong exercises could foretell Russian offensives on their territory and that Russian troops would remain in Belarus   Read More ...
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Belarus president: Russian forces won't stay after war games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — On the last day of joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises that rattled the countries' neighbors, the president of Belarus says all Russian forces will leave his country when the war games are over. Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states all expressed worry that the weeklong exercises could foretell Russian offensives on their territory and that Russian troops would remain in Belarus   Read More ...
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Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia
BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors. Russia has repeatedly said the exercises, code named “Zapad” or “West” which began on Sept. 14, are purely defensive in nature and do not target a third country or group of countries   Read More ...
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Russia and Belarus Hold Joint Drills, and Tensions Emerge
War games that Russia and neighboring Belarus are currently staging have sharpened tensions with the West—and exposed a rift between Moscow and its closest military ally.   Read More ...
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Russia is ‘making serious preparations for a big war’, top NATO commander warns as up 100,000 soldiers take part in drills
RUSSIA showed its rivals it's ready for war as it paraded its military might during high-profile war games. NATO fears the massive military drills could be seen as “serious preparation for a big war” but the Kremlin was quick to deny they are anything “out of the ordinary”. President Vladimir Putin attended the week-long combat show with Belarus which demonstrated the Russian military's resurgence and made neighbouring countries nervous   Read More ...
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Kyrgyzstan to host Days of Culture of Belarus in 2018
AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyzstan will host the Days of Culture of Belarus in 2018, the Ministry of Culture, Information, and Tourism said. The agreement on holding of the event was reached during the meeting of Minister of Culture Tugolbai Kazakov with the Ambassador of Belarus in Kyrgyzstan Andrey Strachko. "Ambassador Strachko offered the Minister to consider the question of holding the Days of Culture of Belarus in Kyrgyzstan   Read More ...
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Army exercise blunts bumper Belarus mushroom harvest
The Russian-led Zapad 2017 military exercises in Belarus are news because of NATO fears about their wider strategic implications, but some villagers are more worried about tanks disrupting this year's bumper mushroom harvest. You will find no criticism of Zapad 2017 on state-controlled TV, but other media have relayed complaints about draconian bans on entering forested areas where the exercises are taking place   Read More ...
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Russian war games in Belarus raise international concerns of possible invasion
Minsk, BelarusRussia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad [West] 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway
Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries   Read More ...
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Under the radar, Belarus seen quietly helping Assad boost missile program
Throughout the Syrian civil war, as Russia and Iran have come under international scrutiny for their roles in the conflict, the small, former Soviet nation of Belarus has also quietly been contributing to President Bashar Assad’s regime. Over the years, this assistance to Syria has waxed and waned, as Belarus has flitted between the so-called “moderate” Sunni states, like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and renegade states, like North Korea and Iran   Read More ...
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Russia's Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers , which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries   Read More ...
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Russia-Belarus major war games rattle Europe, NATO, seen as ‘open preparation’ to fight the West
MINSK – Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games get underway
MINSK, Belarus -- Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO's eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other manoeuvres. The Zapad (West) 2017 manoeuvres, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighbouring countries   Read More ...
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Russia-Belarus war games rattle NATO
Russia yesterday began major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union’s eastern flank — a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members. Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the maneuvers, scheduled to last until September 20, are taking place on the territory of Moscow’s closest ally Belarus, in Russia’s European exclave of Kaliningrad and in its frontier Pskov and Leningrad regions   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to get underway. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, mainly in Belarus this year, have caused concern at NATO and in neighboring countries. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to get underway. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, mainly in Belarus this year, have caused concern at NATO and in neighboring countries. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow's real intentions   Read More ...
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Russia kicks off huge war games on Europe's borders
MINSK, Belarus -- Military officials in Belarus sought Thursday morning to calm Western fears about major war games taking place with Russia, hours before they got underway. "We are not threatening anyone," Oleg Voinov, an adviser to the Belarusian Defense Minister, told journalists. Despite assurances from Minsk and Moscow, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers have caused concern among NATO nations. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic States and Poland, have questioned Moscow's real intentions and said the number of troops involved could be much higher than official figures offered by Moscow   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to get underway. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, mainly in Belarus this year, have caused concern at NATO and in neighboring countries. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow's real intentions   Read More ...
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Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus -- Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to get underway. The Zapad (West) 2017 manoeuvrs, mainly in Belarus this year, have caused concern at NATO and in neighbouring countries. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow's real intentions   Read More ...
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Jitters as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus -- Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to get underway. The Zapad (West) 2017 manoeuvres that will be focused in Belarus have caused concern at NATO and in neighbouring countries. Some members of the alliance, including the Baltic States and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency and questioned Moscow's real intentions   Read More ...
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Russian war games aim to head off another color revolution
MINSK, Belarus — Russia on Thursday kicked off a week-long military exercise with its ally Belarus that have its NATO neighbors and the United States watching anxiously, but actually addresses one of Moscow’s primary fears. Shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry said the war games dubbed “Zapad,” or “West,” had begun, it announced that elements of its First Tank Army had been “put on alert” and moved into Belarus for the exercise   Read More ...
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Jitters as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Military officials in Belarus are seeking to calm Western fears about major war games taking place with Russia, hours before they are due to get underway. Oleg Voinov, an adviser to the Belarusian Defense Minister, told journalists Thursday that "we are not threatening anyone." Despite assurances from Minsk and Moscow, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers have caused concern in NATO   Read More ...
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Jitters as Russia-Belarus war games set to begin
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Military officials in Belarus are seeking to calm Western fears about major war games taking place with Russia, hours before they are due to get underway. Oleg Voinov, an adviser to the Belarusian Defense Minister, told journalists Thursday that "we are not threatening anyone." Despite assurances from Minsk and Moscow, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers have caused concern in NATO   Read More ...
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Russia launches Zapad war games in Belarus
Russia and Belarus have launched a large-scale joint military exercise, called Zapad-2017, which has made nearby Nato countries nervous. It is one of Russia's biggest military exercises since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula. Russia's defence ministry says about 12,700 troops are participating, but Nato expects the numbers to be higher. The war games are under way in and around Belarus, involving armoured units, warships and aircraft   Read More ...
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Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm
Photo MOSCOW — The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online. Starting on Thursday, however, the fictional state, Veishnoriya, a distillation of the Kremlin’s darkest fears about the West, becomes the target of the combined military might of Russia and its ally Belarus   Read More ...
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Nazarbayev to visit to Belarus in November
AKIPRESS.COM - Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev plans to visit to Belarus in November, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov told a press conference, Belta reports. According to the diplomat, the visit of the Kazakhstan head of state will be preceded by a session of the joint intergovernmental commission in Karaganda on 22 September. "The meeting is important as it will be followed by the official visit of the Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Minsk," Yergali Bulegenov said   Read More ...
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Belarus starts beef export to China
The first Belarusian companies start frozen beef export to China, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said on Tuesday. Two Belarusian companies, OAO Mogilev Meat Packing Plant and Veles-Meat, have been opened for deliveries of beef to China, head of the Foreign Trade Department of the ministry Aleksei Bogdanov told local media. Belarus also constantly invites Chinese business delegations to work out delivery logistics, discuss meat cutting specifics and analyze the taste preferences of consumers, Bogdanov said   Read More ...
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Belarus companies to present their products at Yug Expo 2017
AKIPRESS.COM - Belarus companies will present their products at the Yug Expo 2017 international exhibition, which is held in Osh from September 12-14, Belta reports. Companies and trade representatives from Iraq, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will also attend the expo. The expo is going to feature food products, clothes, footwear, equipment, accessories, tableware, furniture, and other goods   Read More ...
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PM Modi Holds Talks With Belarus President AG Lukashenko
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held extensive talks with Belarus President AG Lukashenko to ramp up bilateral engagement in various areas, including defence, trade and investment. The Belarus President's visit takes place at a time when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. A range of issues, including ways to deepen cooperation in various areas, were discussed by Mr Lukashenko and PM Modi during their talks   Read More ...
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Defence Ties High On Agenda During Belarusian President's India Visit
New Delhi: India and Belarus are expected to ramp up their bilateral cooperation, including in defence and security, as the eastern European country's President Alexander Lukashenko is on a two-day visit to New Delhi. The visit takes place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. During the visit, Lukashenko is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M   Read More ...
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Crimean Tatar leader sentenced to 8 years
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A court in Russia-annexed Crimea has sentenced a leader of the region's Tatars to eight years in a labor colony on a charge of organizing a riot in the crisis of 2014. Akhtem Chiygoz was deputy chairman of the Mejlis, a representative body for the Tatars, an ethnic group of Turkic origin. The Mejlis was outlawed by Russia after it took control of Crimea   Read More ...
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Russian Zapad military exercise in Belarus raises tension
It is being billed as a military exercise, but when Russian and Belarusian forces start Zapad-2017 this week, many neighbouring countries will be looking on nervously. Zapad-2017 ("West-2017") is a joint strategic-level exercise involving Russian and Belarusian military forces, expected to begin on 14 September in Russia's western military district Kaliningrad, and across Belarus. It is scheduled to last about a week, but may well go on for longer   Read More ...
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Protesters in Minsk denounce military exercises with Russia
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 200 people have held an unauthorized demonstration in the Belarusian capital of Minsk to protest their nation's joint military exercises with Russia this month. Although police in the authoritarian former Soviet republic often harshly break up unsanctioned demonstrations, there were no arrests at Friday's gathering. The military exercises beginning Sept. 14 have raised concerns among Belarus' beleaguered opposition that Russia could use them to establish a permanent military presence   Read More ...
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Protesters in Minsk denounce military exercises with Russia
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 200 people have held an unauthorized demonstration in the Belarusian capital of Minsk to protest their nation's joint military exercises with Russia this month. Although police in the authoritarian former Soviet republic often harshly break up unsanctioned demonstrations, there were no arrests at Friday's gathering. The military exercises beginning Sept. 14 have raised concerns among Belarus' beleaguered opposition that Russia could use them to establish a permanent military presence   Read More ...
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Belarusian potash manufacturer says participation in building new potash plant in Turkmenistan undecided yet
AKIPRESS.COM - The Belarusian potash manufacturer Belaruskali had not submitted yet a proposal on company's possible participation in the construction of a new potash plant in Turkmenistan, company's director general Ivan Golovaty said. Currently Belaruskali's specialists are monitoring the operation of the Garlyk mining and processing factory in Turkmenistan which was built with Belarus' participation, he told Belta state news agency   Read More ...
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Public deserves to be informed about Belarus' Nuclear plant
VILNIUS - Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says that the public must be informed about the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction close to Belarus' border with Lithuania and reiterates Vilnius' demand that the project meet the Espoo Convention standards and that risk tests be performed under the EU rules. "As to nuclear facilities, the public not only in Lithuania, but also in Belarus, deserves comprehensive information about this project   Read More ...
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NATO on guard ahead of major Russian war games with Belarus
Tapa (Estonia) (AFP) - NATO has put Moscow on notice that it will be keeping a close eye on a major military exercise with Belarus next week, in a region still on edge after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Similar drills in the past included a simulated invasion of Poland by tens of thousands of Russian troops culminating in a nuclear strike on Warsaw, and the coming show of force, codenamed "Zapad 2017" (West 2017) has sparked months of speculation and fears along NATO's eastern flank   Read More ...
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U.S. finds Russia, Belarus, UAE dumped steel wire rod
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it made an initial finding that carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are being dumped in the U.S. market, and imposed antidumping duties of up to 756.93 percent. “The dumping of goods below market value in the United States is something the Trump administration takes very seriously,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement   Read More ...
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Two-thirds of Lithuanians see Belarus' Nuclear plant as threat - The Baltic Times
VILNIUS - Two-thirds of the Lithuanian population think that the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus threatens the country's safety, according to a RAIT opinion poll commissioned by BNS. Sixty-five percent of respondents in the representative survey thought that the facility posed a threat to Lithuania's safety and 23 said that they saw no threat. Twelve percent of those polled had no opinion   Read More ...
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