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Belarusian politician, president of Belarus

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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian politician, president of Belarus
Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician and army officer who has served as the first and only 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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Hundreds detained in latest anti-government demos in Belarus [Video]

Hundreds detained in latest anti-government demos in Belarus

Rights groups say hundreds of protesters have been arrested in Belarus as weekly demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko continue.

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Thousands attend Belarus protester's funeral [Video]

Thousands attend Belarus protester's funeral

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..

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'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what? [Video]

'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what?

Belarus' protest movement is united in wanting to bring down Alexander Lukashenko - but then what? View on euronews

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Belarus detains at least 400 as anti-Lukashenko protests continue [Video]

Belarus detains at least 400 as anti-Lukashenko protests continue

Around 400 people were detained during the latest protests in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko, a human rights group reported.View on euronews

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Police fire warning shots in Belarus protests [Video]

Police fire warning shots in Belarus protests

Riot police fired warning shots and arrested more than 200 Belarusians who marched through Minsk on Sunday demanding veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power. Gloria Tso reports.

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Belarus police fire warning shots at protesters [Video]

Belarus police fire warning shots at protesters

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..

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Belarus police fire warning shots [Video]

Belarus police fire warning shots

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
Workers and students strike against Lukashenko [Video]

Workers and students strike against Lukashenko

Factory workers chanted slogans, students and pensioners took to the streets, and police detained dozens on Monday as the Belarusian opposition sought to ramp up pressure on veteran leader Alexander..

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Belarus: Opposition says general strike underway as Lukashenko ignores call to resign [Video]

Belarus: Opposition says general strike underway as Lukashenko ignores call to resign

Hundreds of students have gathered outside universities in the capital Minsk clapping and chanting slogans.View on euronews

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Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strike [Video]

Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strike

Tikhanovskaya said the deadline for authorities to meet her demands, which included Lukashenko announcing his resignation, would expire at 11:59 pm on Sunday.View on euronews

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Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest [Video]

Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest

The opposition has given Belarusian President Lukashenko an ultimatum: Resign by midnight or face a national strike.

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Protests in Belarus ahead of Lukashenko deadline [Video]

Protests in Belarus ahead of Lukashenko deadline

Tens of thousands of people have marched throiugh Minsk and other cities in Belarus a day before the country's opposition has threatened to launch a national strike if President Alexander Lukashenko..

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Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights [Video]

Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights

The award comes as EU sanctions Belarusian officials amid protests and refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the leader.

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Women take to streets of Belarus once again, calling for Lukashenko to go [Video]

Women take to streets of Belarus once again, calling for Lukashenko to go

In what has now become a tradition on Saturdays in the Belarusian capital, hundreds marched carrying flowers and chanting in protest againt president Alexander Lukashenko

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EU agrees sanctions against Lukashenko for crackdown on Belarus protests [Video]

EU agrees sanctions against Lukashenko for crackdown on Belarus protests

EU foreign ministers also agreed to sanction Russian officials over the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.View on euronews

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Belarus: Dozens of arrests in Minsk as police use water cannon to break up anti-Lukashenko protests [Video]

Belarus: Dozens of arrests in Minsk as police use water cannon to break up anti-Lukashenko protests

Thousands rallied for the ninth consecutive Sunday rally against Alexander Lukashenko following his disputed re-election in August.View on euronews

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