Russian President Vladimir Putin used a birthday phone call on Sunday to invite Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to visit Moscow, a Kremlin show of support as thousands of protesters streamed into central Minsk demanding Lukashenko step down.
Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a Belarusian protesterin the country's capital Minsk. The death is the latest flashpoint in months-long mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. Adam Reed reports.
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will cost less than $20 per person on international markets and Moscow aims to produce more than a billion doses at home and abroad next year, its backers and developers said on Tuesday. Emer McCarthy reports.
Belarusian security forces detained more than 100 protesters on Sunday (November 29) at rallies in Minsk the opposition had billed as "the march of neighbors," a rights group reported and videos on local social media showed.
Thousands of people carrying candles and flowers gathered in Minsk on Thursday (November 12) to mourn the death of a 31-year-old anti-government protester who they say was badly beaten by Belarusian security forces and died in hospital. Soraya Ali reports.
Police in Belarus fired warning shots into the air and started detaining protesters on Sunday (November 1) as thousands began to march in the capital Minsk to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power.