Belarus News Round-Up Day 196: The Struggle Continues

Belarus News Round-Up Day 196: The Struggle Continues

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Yesterday Lukashenka went to Russia to have a meeting with Putin. However, the meeting is planned to be on 22 February. What is he planning to do for two days? If you watched Navalny’s documentary about Putin’s palace: Aqua-disco?

Lukashenka also denied rumors that he’s going there to ask for money. Earlier there was an information that he can ask up to $3 billion. To clarify, Belarusian economy is dependent on such loans because many factories are in insane debt


Humiliation on another lever. “E-Delivery” [food delivery company] started selling food on loans. Rate – 22-24% annual


Employees of symbalby were released after serving their sentences – Now we will think how to continue to live and work, – says store director. Earlier police arrested workers for “protesting inside the store”. In reality they were selling flags which is still legal


Famous Belarusian welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer, Vitaly Hurkou responded to Lukashenka


Happy Birthday to Darya Chultsova, journalist of Belsat. She and Katsyaryna Andreyeva were sentenced to 2 years in jail for live broadcasting brutal dispersal on 15 November from the apartment. Freedom to press, journalism is not a crime!



Two Polish citizens were tortured by the security forces in Minsk after the 9th August elections. One of them was beaten to unconsciousness. Later, for 5-hours they had to kneel near the wall, with their heads to the ground, hands behind their backs.

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An exhibition entitled “The Future of Belarus, Fueled by Women” was opened in Vilnius


Partisans from Baranovichi are having an evening march

“Belarus lives in my huge heart
Long Live Belarus, it will never die
Long Live Belarus, we wish it a better fate
Belarus lives and will live as it has never lived”
– Tor band – Zhyvye (Жыве)



Another show for Minsk high school children was made by Belarusian OMON. The guests were invited to join the Academy of MIA, they were told that “a policeman is a lawyer with a quality mark”, given a weapon to hold and there was performance


“Absurd and illogical trials of those who did nothing wrong, but simply did their job and spoke the truth – this is an attempt to intimidate everyone. But the truth is on our side, and the truth cannot fail” – Belarusian diaspora in Wrocław, Poland


Earlier the regime created a letter against sanctions. Many predicted that workers would be pressured to sign it. NAU reports:

– 899 factory workers reported pressure from the management – employees of 300 factories took part in the survey
– 181 of them had facts of pressure

It is also reported that “Minskenergo” [Heat & Light], workers, who participated in the protests, are being fired en masse. Same goes with workers of Ministry of Emergency Situations

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