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Belarus may invite Russian nuclear weapons into country

Speaking in an interview with RIA Novosti on Tuesday, Alexander Lukashenko threatened to increase the amount of deadly hardware facing off across the frontier if American-made nukes are moved further into Eastern Europe. In that case, Lukashenko said, “I will suggest that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin return nuclear weapons to …

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US looking for war in Belarus – Lukashenko

Speaking as participant in a government meeting on Thursday, the veteran strongman alleged that the US, “with the hands of the Poles, the Baltic states and the Ukrainians,” wants to start a conflict to “create a mess somewhere around here again.” America “will stand by and supply weapons so that …

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Poland threatens to shut border with Belarus

“We are ready to use an ‘escalation ladder,’ which means closing more [border] crossings, shutting down transit and trade opportunities, in order to exert economic pressure on the Lukashenko regime,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his trip to Estonia on Sunday. Morawiecki said his country had already decided …

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Germany brands Belarus refugee deal claims ‘fake news’

Speaking in Warsaw, Seehofer said Germany would contribute to humanitarian efforts to help the migrants on the Belarus side of the border, but has not offered and will not offer to receive any of the estimated 7,000 people. He called such reports “false information.” “What we will not do is take …

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Merkel criticized for ‘dangerous’ call with Lukashenko over Belarus border crisis

Speaking on Wednesday, Lithuania’s top diplomat Gabrielius Landsbergis expressed concerns over the telephone conversation between Merkel and President Alexander Lukashenko which took place earlier this week. According to Landsbergis, the discussions were dangerous as the long-time Belarusian leader could use the opportunity “to legitimize himself.” He claimed that Lukashenko “will …

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Belarus border crisis isn’t a war, but it could become one

Yet, the Polish claims are made harder to verify because of the media blackout imposed on its side of the border, based on a legally dubious state of emergency. Moreover, Warsaw’s credibility is suffering from officials’ habit of making unfounded, sensationalist statements, including blaming the current crisis on Russia. They …

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EU leader claims refugees on Belarus border coming from Russia

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, President Gitanas Nauseda argued that “recent events make us think that Russia is somehow connected with this crisis; there is a lot to say about this. First of all… migrants come through Moscow.” However, he has not yet presented any evidence to support …

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