In this episode, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent refugee crisis on Poland’s borders with Belarus in the context of the former’s tangled relationship with the European Union
The European Union has imposed sanctions on Belarus in retaliation to the forced landing of a Ryanair passenger plane in Minsk and the arrest of a dissident journalist. Communists in the country have termed it an instance of hybrid war
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent incident in Belarus where a plane carrying dissident and anti-government activist Roman Protasevich was made to land and he was detained
The protesters have alleged massive rigging in Sunday’s election results through which incumbent Alexander Lukashenko won his sixth presidential term with over 80% votes
Five-time president Alexander Lukashenko is likely to win due to the lack of strong opposition candidates but the possibility of major protests remains. The country is a key part of both Russian and western strategies in the region
Paid websites and social media handles have been found to be spreading pro-EU and anti-Russian propaganda under the garb of ‘democratizing’ Belarus.