Neighbours of Belarus say migrant crisis risks military clash | Reuters

Countries bordering Belarus on Thursday warned the migrant crisis on the European Union’s eastern borders could escalate into a military confrontation while Ukraine said it would deploy thousands more troops to reinforce its frontier.
— Read on www.reuters.com/world/europe/poland-reports-violent-clashes-overnight-migrants-attempt-new-border-breach-2021-11-11/

Belarus dictator’s terror tactics backfire at Tokyo Olympics – Atlantic Council

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s heavy-handed crackdown on all forms of domestic criticism was thrust into the international spotlight during the Tokyo Olympics when one of his country’s star athletes refused orders to fly home early and instead fled to Poland citing concerns for her personal safety.
— Read on www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/belarus-dictators-terror-tactics-backfire-at-tokyo-olympics/

Reconceptualizing Lithuania’s Importance for U.S. Foreign Policy – Foreign Policy Research Institute

This report is part of FPRI’s collaboration with Eastern Europe Studies Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania and can also be viewed here
— Read on www.fpri.org/article/2021/07/reconceptualizing-lithuanias-importance-for-u-s-foreign-policy/

Live Updates: Ryanair Criticizes Belarus After Arrest of Roman Protasevich – The New York Times

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken demanded the “immediate release” of Roman Protasevich, the dissident journalist arrested in Belarus after the authorities forced a passenger jet to land there. Russia signaled support for Belarus.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/live/2021/05/24/world/belarus-ryanair-protasevich

Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist, says opposition – BBC News

European nations demand the dissident’s release, after the Greece-Lithuania flight lands in Minsk.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57219860

A ban on streamers and more. Deputies passed in the first reading the bill on mass events

The draft law abolishes the notification procedure for the organization and holding of public events in permanent places, BelTA informs.
— Read on belsat.eu/en/news/03-04-2021-journalists-to-be-banned-from-covering-protests-in-belarus/