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NATO has its eye on Belarus

After the longtime president of Belarus, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, claimed 80 percent of the vote on Sunday in what many Western governments said was a sham election, protesters across the country have been met with a fierce police crackdown as the government tries to maintain its grip on power.

Three nights of violent clashes, which included the spraying of tear gas by the police and thousands of arrests, gave way to smaller demonstrations on Wednesday, as some protesters became fearful of police violence. But other protesters turned more aggressive, at times throwing stones at officers.

On Friday evening, tens of thousands of protesters marched towards government buildings in central Minsk, holding flowers and signs demanding an end to violence and Lukashenko’s resignation. Gathering outside parliament, they faced off against a few dozen troops guarding the building.

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to move toward imposing sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, after reports of the systematic abuse and torture of Belarusians in the brutal crackdown on protests.

A diplomatic source said the EU’s 27 foreign ministers had agreed that individuals responsible for the falsification of Sunday’s presidential elections and subsequent violence against protesters should face asset freezes and travel bans into the bloc.

Officials will now draw up a list of names for a legal agreement, which could come into force in late August or September. “It was a surprising consensus,” the diplomat said, while pointing out the 27 still had to reach consensus on the names.

According to Latvian President , we are ready for any development of the situation in Belarus. Lukashenko’s actions endanger all Europe and European and NATO authorities  take all measures. We has intensified military training programs of NATO soldiers in Poland and Baltic states and additional Boeing E-3 Sentry with Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) has landed at a military airport in Poland yesterday to conduct surveillance on the territory of Belarus and control center for air defense.

In case of power scenario of the situation in Belarus we are ready to deploy NATO peacekeeping troops and support the protestors at any time.

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drill
drill
August 16, 2020

NATO is so full of zhit!
They instigate a colour revolution, and use that as an excuse for a buildup of forces around Belarus. All in order to prevent the re-unification of Belarus with Russia. I hope that many former Soviet states reunify with Russia, just to stick it to NATO and the Atlantic Council. The EU are just pathetic sorry lapdogs of the Deep State.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  drill
August 16, 2020

…lol…nobody want’s to join a poor and brutal country as Russia – anual GDP per capita of 11.000 usd, state brutality and endless corrution atracts nobody … 🙂 worst, only Noth Korea, Cuba and Venezuela… 🙂

Glass half full
Glass half full
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

Look at the positive side. At least its plumbers won’t have to learn pidgin English. 😉

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

Have you even been to Russia? Things there have improved enormously over the years. Your comment sounds ignorant to me.

Fitzpons
Fitzpons
Reply to  Josh C
August 16, 2020

What a polite fellow you are, Josh! I suggest jpthiran first learns to spell as well as the correct use of the apostrophe (wants not want’s) and tries to learn a little about modern Russia, before making a fool of himself.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Fitzpons
August 17, 2020

That entity is a typical illiterate internet troll, has been following me like a shadow with his primitive stutterings. As a principle, I never answer such entities. I refuse to communicate with analphabets from the gutter.

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  jpthiran
August 17, 2020

You do talk a load of b*llocks at times.

bluedogg
bluedogg
Reply to  jpthiran
August 18, 2020

Lol its not what you make but how much it buys and it looks like Russia is doing very well,now here in the U.S. we aren’t making out very well as inflation is heating up and soon will be a major problem facing the people, corruption is the word of the day every day 365 days a year as the high rollers and the Fed, plays musical chairs with the taxpayer being the loser as the debt jumps up to some $27 trillion…

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

“Nato has its eye on Belarus”? Really? Sometimes the eyes are bigger than the stomach.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

The white-red-white flag that is being displayed in the streets of Belarus by an “opposition movement”, fueled from abroad these days and decorating the front pages of the Western NATO press, has nothing to do with the Belarus of today. It goes back to the Biełaruskaja Narodnaja Respublika – BNR – “People’s Republic of Belarus”, founded by the German Emperor Wilhelm II, on the territory of old Lithuania and Ruthenia, after German troops occupied the country in March 1918 and the young Soviet Russia signed the Brest-Litovsk Agreement.   The BNR Council then sent a telegram to the German Kaiser Wilhelm… Read more »

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

Olivia, of course NATO has it’s eye on Belarus just as it did Ukraine or more specifically the sea port of Sevastopol. I’m 59yrs old and I doubt very much if Belarus or Ukraine will join NATO during my lifetime – Russia will see to that.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tim McDonnell
August 18, 2020

Belarus will surely never join either the EU or NATO. President Lukashenko will not allow it.

It is evident that the current protests in Belarus are not spontaneous. There is obviously a lot of money behind it, sent by western secret services. This is not a revolution, but an attempted coup.

Where did these “revolutionaries” actually come from? Have they grown on trees in the past month? The opposition has neither public organizations nor long-term headquarters. These are greedy, stupid people who were given dollars and euros to strike and protest. The money comes from the west.

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

Reelected President Lukashenko of Belarus does not care about Nato. He is working with his cabinet to improve and stabilize Belarusian enterprises and idustry.

TV Mir:

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

This article was written by a western shill.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

…Russian propagandist…isnsted of insulting sistematicly those that don’t share your opinions, why don’t you try to exchange points of views with others…for example, why don’t you try to explain why Belarus would be much better with Russia than we the rest of Europe ?…waiting very curious for your answer!… 🙂

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Glass half full
Glass half full
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

But that’s all you do, insult with pidgin English instead of engaging in honest dialogue. You’re simply a fool, fellow. But no one’s surprised.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Glass half full
August 16, 2020

I asked a question and got no answer, so far…got an insult again…but I’m not surprised either…In fact, you got no arguments to present!…to the objective reasons of the populations to change, you have only to offer the brutality of the ex-comunist dictators…and that is clear like water…the rest is just propaganda…

Get Stuffed
Get Stuffed
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

You’re a shill yourself. Go away. Nothing constructive to engage with, with you. Everyone here knows Olivia’s stance on things. Many take it with a grain of salt. We don’t need the likes of you to guide us, a-hole. Butt out, bud. You’re as much of the problem as any overreaction from Luka. Got it? In fact, you ARE the cause of any overreaction, most likely.

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Wet brains between the ears
Wet brains between the ears
Reply to  Get Stuffed
August 16, 2020

The fool thinks that joining the EU doesn’t carry with it a de rigueur entry into NATO. Wasn’t the addendum to the Ukraine agreement Yanukovich rejected at the 11th hour any clue? What a clown.

Just another insult for good measure.
Just another insult for good measure.
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

Are you a native English speaker because if you are, your grammar and spelling are atrocious.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Just another insult for good measure.
August 17, 2020

This entity is an analphabetic, illiterate internet troll, has been following me like a shadow the past days. I never communicate with such low-life entities from the gutter.

Tim McDonnell
Tim McDonnell
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 17, 2020

Unfortunately Olivia we all have our cross to bear and it seems this prat is your’s.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Tim McDonnell
August 17, 2020

This is not the first and not the last “prat”, Tim. I seem to attract “prats” following me quite often. There was another one who pretended to be from Ukraine. He wrote the same atrocious pidgin English as this one now. I wonder from which sewers they come crawling out.

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

poor creature…your insults and aggressiveness show only one thing – your total inability to argue and debate…obvious, due to lack of arguments…I just don’t understand how the site allows the participation of such a rude person

bluedogg
bluedogg
Reply to  jpthiran
August 18, 2020

Easy answer it will be used as a dumping ground for the EU products,do you really think that the EU will subsize their products like Russia has and where will all those products go that are now going to Russia the EU don’t want them nor we they permit them to go into other EU countries….

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  bluedogg
August 18, 2020

The troll does not think at all. He is a robot, sent by the CIA. Trolling and lolling about to disturb the Duran.

Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

TASS:

Putin, Lukashenko confident situation in Belarus will be resolved soon – Kremlin

https://tass.com/politics/1190035

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
August 16, 2020

…lol…Belarus will join Russia and duplicate it’s GDP to be equal to Russia…still both countries will remain poor and under brutal dictatorships!…no wonder why Belarus want’s to join the EU… 🙂

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  jpthiran
August 16, 2020

Someone has been swallowing too much Western media propaganda! 😀

jpthiran
jpthiran
Reply to  Josh C
August 16, 2020

it is not western propaganda …it’s international data coming from different sources…but there is more…with all the valuable natural resources and instructed population that Russia has, it should be the richest country on earth…yet, it’s quite poor for European standards…compare Russia GDP per capita with the one of Sweden, that has no valuable natural resources!…and you will see how Russia is poorly managed !…the Russian model is about a dictator and some kleptocrats!…quite a miserable show to see!…

Clarity
Clarity
August 16, 2020

Where are the images showing tens of thousands of people. There are a lot of people, but not tens of thousands. The western media has a thing about crowds and numbers. The anti-covid demonstration a few weeks ago in Berlin was reported to have 20thousand demonstrators according to officials. Berlin’s fan-mile was packed, as plenty of pix confirm, and that fan-mile has a capacity to hold 180 to 200thousand people. Plus the area beyond the Brandenburg gate was also busy. So 200thousand is a more likely number but of course that would not look good to have such a large… Read more »

Clarity
Clarity
August 16, 2020

Why are you an author here on The Duran?

Pass the brewskies
Pass the brewskies
Reply to  Clarity
August 16, 2020

To entertain us as a dartboard? 😉

Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster
August 16, 2020

NATO has its eye on anything it thinks it can gobble up.

Simple Geopolitical Realities
Simple Geopolitical Realities
August 16, 2020

NATO peacekeeping troops?

I thought that was strictly the UN’s function. What a joke.

NATO occupying forces, at least they could be honest with themselves.

Simple Geopolitical Realities
Simple Geopolitical Realities
Reply to  Simple Geopolitical Realities
August 16, 2020

Yep, that’s a ’99 Yugoslav replay, when slick willie insisted NATO occupy all of Serbia and Milosevic only agreed to UN peacekeepers.

Get a new routine there, NATO. An honest one, for a change.

Fitzpons
Fitzpons
August 16, 2020

I wonder if Lukashenko is now beginning to regret baiting Russia over the last few years? It’s pretty clear from the western Press and media interest in the elections that their Intelligence services are trying yet another colour revolution (they work in lock step with the Press). In this case, it looks like petering out and turning into yet another failure, after Syria and Venezuela. But Lukashenko would do well to clean up his act and start acting with a bit more maturity and less egomania. As a sidenote, I do congratulate him on standing up to the globalists in… Read more »

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Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Fitzpons
August 16, 2020

I agree, Fitzpons. I also wondered why Lukashenko flirted with the EU during the past years and argued a lot with the Russian President. He was rather nasty towards Russia, at times. He is lucky that Russia is backing Belarus.

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

What is the background of the failed Belarus-Majdan coup? The only opposition candidate in the Belarusian election, Tichanovskaya, is the unknown wife of a little-known blogger. She is an uninteresting, unimportant figure, like the US puppet Guaido in Venezuela. She was mainly used by the imperialist countries to formally recognize her as new “President” instead of Alexander Lukashenko.  All members of the opposition understood very well that the Tichanovskaya election victory could not be won under any circumstances, so that there was no point in discussing her programme, views and statements. In fact, she has no programme at all. She… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

THE MOSCOW TIMES:

President Lukashenko awards “Impeccable Service” Medals to Security Forces following coup crackdown

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/18/lukashenko-awards-impeccable-service-medals-to-security-forces-following-protest-crackdown-a71184

Olivia Kroth
August 18, 2020

ECFR: Russia’s military manoeuvres at the Belarus border – a message to the West Commentary Gustav Gressel  18th August, 2020 http://en.kremlin.ru/  – CC BY All eyes are on Moscow. Lukashenko has already called on Vladimir Putin to intervene and has ordered Belarus’s best military units to move from the Russian to the Polish border in order to frame the protests as a form of NATO hybrid intervention. At the same time, there is currently a lot of military traffic on Russia’s side of the Belarusian border. In 2016, Russia moved its 144th Motor Rifle Division close to the Belarusian border, which has now been… Read more »

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