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Lukashenko orders Belarusian police to clear streets, EU announces sanctions
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 19, 2020 12:14PM
Ivanka is taking notes for Dad.

Lukashenko orders Belarusian police to clear streets, EU announces sanctions
[www.reuters.com]

MINSK/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hundreds of Belarusian protesters gathered in Minsk on Wednesday evening, defying a new order from President Alexander Lukashenko, who instructed his police to clear the streets of the capital after a week and a half of rallies against his rule.
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“There should no longer be any disorder in Minsk of any kind,” he said in remarks reported by state news agency Belta, announcing the new police crackdown in the capital. “People are tired. People demand peace and quiet.”
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Russia has consistently warned the West against meddling in Belarus, which has the closest economic, cultural and political ties to Moscow of all the former Soviet republics and is central to Russia’s European defence strategy.

On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused unidentified foreign powers of interfering, which he called unacceptable.

European officials say the situation differs from Ukraine in 2014, not least because the Belarus opposition does not seek to loosen ties with Russia, only to get rid of Lukashenko.
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Re: Lukashenko orders Belarusian police to clear streets, EU announces sanctions
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 19, 2020 12:25PM
Heh. This should put him on Trump’s most-admired list.
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Re: Lukashenko orders Belarusian police to clear streets, EU announces sanctions
Posted by: hal
Date: August 19, 2020 12:58PM
Will Trump do likewise or send in the Nat'l Guard?
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Re: Lukashenko orders Belarusian police to clear streets, EU announces sanctions
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 19, 2020 10:19PM
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On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused unidentified foreign powers of interfering, which he called unacceptable.

The irony....yet they have no problem interfering with U.S. and U.K. elections (and many others).
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