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Uneasy Lukashenko presses ahead with his reform of the national security council
Although the stir created by the hijacking of a Ryanair aircraft on 23 May brought Belarus back into the public eye, Western condemnations have not stopped Alexander Lukashenko from proceeding with his plans to further strengthen his security services. [...]
Alexei Oleksin still under threat of EU sanctions in latest Belarusian roulette round
As Brussels prepares for another salvo of economic sanctions against Belarus, negotiations are heating up over which oligarchs will be targeted. All eyes are focused on Alexei Oleksin, a key figure in the Lukashenko regime. [...]