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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian politician, president of Belarus
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994. Before launching his political career, Lukashenko worked as director of a state farm (sovkhoz), and served in the Soviet Border Troops and in the Soviet Army.

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Europe's week: Failed sanctions and a rebooted migration policy [Video]

Europe's week: Failed sanctions and a rebooted migration policy

Sanctions against Belarusian strongman, Alexander Lukashenko, failed to materialise this week, as the EU launched its much anticipated and revamped migration pact.

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Belarus crisis: EU slams Lukashenko's 'inauguration' as president [Video]

Belarus crisis: EU slams Lukashenko's 'inauguration' as president

"This ‘inauguration’ directly contradicts the will of large parts of the Belarusian population [...] and serves to only further deepen the political crisis in Belarus," said EU foreign affairs..

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Driver Speeds Through Police Checkpoint in Minsk [Video]

Driver Speeds Through Police Checkpoint in Minsk

Dramatic footage shows an unidentified driver speeding through a police checkpoint in Minsk, Belarus. Dozens of officers can be seen surrounding the vehicle as they begin to beat the windows with..

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EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president [Video]

EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president

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Lukashenko inaugurated secretly amid protests, sanctions threat [Video]

Lukashenko inaugurated secretly amid protests, sanctions threat

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko assumed his sixth term of office on Wednesday during a surprise ceremony after weeks of mass protests.

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Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko [Video]

Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

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EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent [Video]

EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent

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Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions [Video]

Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions

The opposition leader has called for a bolder response from the EU over Alexander Lukashenko's refusal to relax his grip on power.

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Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime [Video]

Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime

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Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown [Video]

Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown

Opposition seeking president's exit after disputed election calls for protests a day after hundreds of women were held.

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Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested [Video]

Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested

Over a 100 people were arrested at Sunday's protest in Minsk and other cities, a day after over 400 women were arrested at peaceful women's marches.View on euronews

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Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue [Video]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign.View on euronews

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Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders [Video]

Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders

A U.N. investigator warned of the possibility of "another Iron curtain" descending in Europe during an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus in Geneva on Friday. It comes as President..

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Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania [Video]

Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania

"We are forced to ... close the state border on the West, primarily with Lithuania and Poland," Lukashenko said.View on euronews

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EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko [Video]

EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko

The non-binding resolution was passed 574 for and 37 against with 82 abstentions.

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Belarus protests: Lukashenko blames US for supporting opposition [Video]

Belarus protests: Lukashenko blames US for supporting opposition

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Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests [Video]

Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests

Russian leader agrees to $1.5bn loan with Minsk and says Belarus crisis should be resolved without foreign interference.

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Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future [Video]

Lukashenko goes to Russia: What the meeting of 'brothers' could mean for Belarus' future

Belarus' fate could be sealed in Sochi as Lukashenko sits down with his 'elder brother' Putin to discuss the ongoing unrest. What will it mean for the country's future?

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Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline [Video]

Putin throws Belarus $1.5 billion lifeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus on Monday after its embattled leader, Alexander Lukashenko, flew to Sochi to ask Putin for more support. This report produced by..

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More masked thugs in Belarus detain dozens of protesters against despot

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EU says Lukashenko is not legitimate Belarus president

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Belarus protesters keep pressure on Lukashenko with mass rallies and police data leak

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Hundreds of women detained during Belarus protest march

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Protesters dragged into police vans at rally to demand removal of Alexander Lukashenko Riot police detained hundreds of women as opposition protesters marched through the Belarusian capital, Minsk,..
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Russian intelligence chief accuses US of instigating Belarus protests

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Belarusian leader says he asked Putin for weapons

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