Tag: Belarus

  • The Finnish Olympic Committee demands a competition ban for Russia and Belarus

    The committee “strongly” expressed its position on the matter to the IOC during the telephone conference and in writing, according to chairman Jan Vapaavuori.

  • EU says deadly missile attack in Dnipro constitutes ‘war crime’

    The death toll from a missile attack on the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro rose to 40 on Monday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of a multi-storey building. The Swedish EU presidency condemned the attack and said it constituted a war crime. Russia has denied responsibility. The emergency services gave the new […]

  • There is no evidence that Russia is behind the Nord Stream blasts by WaPo

    The paper says some Western officials have privately raised questions about Moscow’s alleged culpability Several unnamed European officials have privately acknowledged doubts about whether Russia is to blame for the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, according to the Washington Post. The two gas pipelines that cross the Baltic Sea were […]

  • Live: Ukraine’s Zelensky meets Biden in Washington

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to visit Washington on Wednesday for a meeting with US President Joe Biden and an address to Congress, according to the White House. Read our live blog for the latest updates on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 7:16 a.m.: Zelensky says “on his way […]

  • Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    At a meeting with Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) leaders in Latvia on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy immediately requested more military and defense support. “Russian aggression can and must fail. And our task now is to accelerate it. Now – at this summit – I urge you to do everything to accelerate the defeat of […]

  • Thursday’s papers: SM spending boom, a Belarusian dissident in Helsinki and a soft retirement

    Belarus’ opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaja has called on Finland to change the name of her country to Finnish, which currently means “white Russia”.

  • Russian sports consider Asia to change the Kremlin

    Igor Levitin told reporters about the development on Sunday The Russian Football Federation (RFU) is not the only Russian sports federation considering a switch to Asian governance, according to Igor Levitin, an aide to President Vladimir Putin. Russian teams, clubs and athletes are banned from many major sports after international and continental confederations such as […]

  • Russian sports consider changing presidential assistant

    Igor Levitin told reporters about the development on Sunday The Russian Football Federation (RFU) is not the only Russian sports federation considering a switch to Asian governance, according to President Vladimir Putin’s aide, Igor Levitin. Russian teams, clubs and athletes are banned from many major sports after international and continental confederations such as UEFA and […]

  • Sixth mass extinction, silenced voices in Belarus and night festival in dark polar night

    In the shadow of the ongoing climate crisis, the sixth mass extinction is taking place on our planet. Up to a million species are threatened with extinction. How serious is the situation and why is this crisis not receiving more attention?These days, the UN summit on biodiversity, COP15, is underway, an attempt to reach an […]

  • Live: Putin vows to continue targeting Ukraine’s power grid

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will continue to strike Ukraine’s energy grid after waves of missile attacks have left parts of the country without clean water and electricity. Pope Francis broke down and wept as he spoke about the suffering of Ukrainians during a prayer at Rome’s Spanish Steps. Follow our live […]

  • Live: Kremlin sees ‘risk’ of Ukrainian attacks on annexed Crimea

    The Kremlin said Thursday that Crimea was vulnerable to Ukrainian attacks after the Russian military downed a drone near the peninsula’s largest city, home to a key Russian naval base. The comments came a day after President Vladimir Putin admitted that Russia’s war in Ukraine would be “a long process”. Follow our live blog for […]

  • Investigations of yachts on the EU embargo list were completed

    In close international cooperation, Customs investigated the yacht’s possible connections to persons and entities on the EU sanctions list. “Many chains of ownership showed that they had links to tax havens and other highly complex arrangements. This made the discovery of sanctions more difficult and time-consuming in many cases, and in some cases even impossible […]

  • Winter campaign

    As the conflict drags on for ten months, what initially seemed like a three-day rush to Kiev has slowed to a slow, grinding war of attrition. The front lines, with the major exceptions of Kharkiv and Kherson, have remained mostly static. In the Kharkiv region, Russians settled on the outskirts of the city of Kharkiv […]

  • Europe is not strong enough Finland

    Western countries should strengthen defense as the conflict in Ukraine continues, Prime Minister Sanna Marin has suggested European countries would be in a dangerous place now if it weren’t for the role the US is playing in the Ukraine conflict, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin claimed on Friday. She also urged Helsinki’s allies to step […]

  • “Europe is not strong enough Finland

    Western countries should strengthen defense as the conflict in Ukraine continues, Prime Minister Sanna Marin has suggested Western European countries would be in a dangerous place now if it weren’t for the role the US is playing in the Ukraine conflict, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin claimed on Friday. She also urged Helsinki’s partners to […]

  • The sabotage that damages Putin’s military power

    Since Putin’s war began, Ukraine has carried out attacks behind Russian lines. Strategic military targets have been attacked and bridges and railway tracks have been destroyed. Politicians loyal to Russia have been shot dead or killed by explosive devices. It is partly about crimes committed by Ukrainian special forces, but also pure partisan attacks from […]

  • Swedes suspect Russians of mass hockey theft – media

    Equipment worth an estimated $150,000 was stolen from a store in Uppsala Swedish police suspect Russian involvement in the large-scale theft of ice hockey equipment from a store in Uppsala earlier this month, according to national media. About SEK 1.6 million ($150,000) worth of hockey equipment was stolen from the Sportringen store between November 5 […]

  • Swedes suspect Russians in mass media of ice hockey theft

    Equipment worth an estimated $150,000 was stolen from a store in Uppsala Swedish police suspect Russian involvement in the large-scale theft of ice hockey equipment from a store in Uppsala earlier this month, according to national media. About 1.6 million kroner ($150,000) worth of hockey gear was stolen from the “Sportringen” store between November 5 […]