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Russia, Belarus military bases rocked by fire, explosions days after Crimea air base sees destructive blasts

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Russian media reported that a military housing unit was ablaze in a town outside of Moscow early Thursday but did not provide information on how the fire broke out. The Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situat...

Belarus launches military drills on border with Ukraine, tests troop readiness

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The drills are slated to last from July 12-14 and will assess troop preparedness for combat tasks and test the command abilities of reserve officers, the Belarusian Defense Ministry said in a Telegram post. The drill...

Belarus claims to have shot down Ukrainian missiles

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has accused Ukraine of firing missiles at military facilities on his country's territory. He said the missiles were intercepted by Belarusian air defense systems earlier thi...

Russia to supply nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus

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Russia will transfer nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile systems to its ally Belarus over the coming months, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. Putin told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at...

Belarus volunteers fight for Ukraine against Russian invasion: ‘A long journey’

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What united them is their determination to resist Lukashenko by fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine. Volunteers from Belarus train at a shooting range near Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 20, 2022. Th...

Belarus jails student a year after forcing down the airliner she was traveling on

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Sofia Sapega, a Russian law student arrested with her Belarusian dissident boyfriend last year when Belarus forced a Ryanair airliner to land, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for inciting social hatred, ...

Belarus announces joint air defense training with Russia amid slurry of strikes in southern Ukraine

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The Ministry of Defense in Belarus said in a Telegram post that its air defense forces would engage in a joint staff training with "officials of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District of the A...

Russia planned to invade Belarus after election, Ukraine claims

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The documents reveal the preparation of the 1st Panzer Army of Russia for the invasion and capture of Belarus, the ministry claimed Tuesday. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES "After the falsification of the presi...

Biden signs sanctions bills targeting Russian oil and trade with Russia and Belarus

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President Joe Biden on Friday signed two bills levying further sanctions on Russia and Belarus, the White House announced. The sanctions mark the administration's latest move to punish the two countries for Russia'...

Russia wants its ally Belarus to provide security for Ukraine in the future

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the remark after it emerged last week that Ukraine is seeking concrete security guarantees during peace negotiations, including promises of military assistance during a fut...

The Boston Marathon bans runners from Russia and Belarus 2 weeks before the race

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Despite qualifying, runners living in Russia or Belarus are banned from participating in this year's Boston Marathon and Boston Athletic Association 5K, according to organizers. The ban affects 63 athletes who sign...

Boston Marathon excludes runners residing in Russia, Belarus

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The exclusion from the world’s oldest annual marathon also extends to athletes previously accepted into the B.A.A.'s 5K event.  However, it doesn't affect Russian or Belarusian athletes registered for the events who ...

Ukraine warns Belarus planning ‘direct invasion’ to assist Putin’s forces

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In a statement shared to Facebook, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense said there were signs that suggested the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus were preparing for a "direct invasion" of Ukrainian territory.  Belaru...

Olympic medallist who fled Belarus forced into exile again as Ukraine attacked

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(Reuters)After bolting to Ukraine to escape political persecution in her native Belarus, Olympic swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia never thought she would again be forced to flee, this time to save her family from Rus...

Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya fights to keep Belarus on the ‘right side’ of the new Iron Curtain

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Russian troops may be using her country as a staging ground for attacking Ukraine, but opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says she is working behind the scenes to make sure Belarusian troops don't join the ba...

Amid Ukraine invasion, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour remove music from streaming platforms in Russia and Belarus

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"To stand with the world in strongly condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour's solo recordings are being removed from all digital music providers ...

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