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IAEA mission hails security of Belarus’ 1st nuclear power plant, while Baltic neighbors consider it a threat

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently inspecting the Ostrovets (Astravets) nuclear power plant, which is being constructed by Russian nuclear monopoly Rosatom. The monitors from the IAEA’s International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) were invited to check the safety of the materials and installations. According to the Belarusian …

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In coordinated move, West imposes sanctions on Belarus over grounding of Ryanair plane & arrest of opposition activist Protasevich

On Monday, Brussels announced that it would be targeting 78 individuals and eight organizations, said to be “made in view of the escalation of serious human rights violations in Belarus and the violent repression of civil society, democratic opposition, and journalists.” As justification, the EU noted last month‘s now-infamous forced …

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By trying to link Russia & Nord Stream 2 to Belarus’ grounding of plane, Western talking heads have failed to understand crisis

However, that hasn’t stopped a number of EU and UK lawmakers from suggesting targeting the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, currently under construction, over Belarus’ apparent decision to intercept a passenger plane, despite the project being Russian-backed, and the fact that any attempts to block its completion would actually …

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Belarus-Ryanair plane case is outrageous? America & its European allies set precedent when they tried to get Snowden, critics say

On Sunday, a Ryanair commercial flight from Greece to Lithuania was diverted from its course shortly before leaving Belarusian airspace and made an emergency landing in Minsk. This allowed the Belarusian authorities to take Roman Protasevich, former chief editor of Polish-based opposition Telegram channel NEXTA Live, into custody. In his …

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‘Bomb scare’ forces Ryanair jet to make emergency landing in Belarus, authorities detain wanted editor of banned Telegram channel

Roman Protasevich is the editor of Belamova, a Telegram channel established last year by Igor Losik, a consultant for US state-run media organisation RFE/RL. Belamova was effectively outlawed last month, after a court in the eastern Belarusian city of Gomel declared it an “extremist” organization. Losik was arrested last summer …

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