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#Minsk

# minsk - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

# minsk - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border

Maria Kolesnikova was detained while trying to cross overnight into Ukraine.

# minsk - Monday 7 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# minsk - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue

The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.

# minsk - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president

Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.

# minsk - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests

Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

# minsk - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

# minsk - Friday 14 August, 2020

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

# minsk - Thursday 13 August, 2020

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

# minsk - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

# minsk - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# minsk - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Coordinator for Irish rights group among 57 arrested ahead of protests in Belarus

The head of the main opposition party was also arrested by police ahead of the protests in Minsk.

# minsk - Friday 21 October, 2016

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

# minsk - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Tralee assault victim

24-year-old Dmitry Hrynkevich passed away from his injuries last night.

# minsk - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# minsk - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Russia warns it will "react" against new sanctions from Europe

There will be a “reaction” if the EU passes the sanctions, the foreign ministry said.

# minsk - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

# minsk - Monday 3 June, 2013

From The42 Bad day for the Irish at European Championships Crocked

Bad day for the Irish at European Championships

There was heartbreak for Joe Ward while Michael Conlan’s win was the only positive in Minsk this afternoon.

# minsk - Thursday 21 February, 2013

From The42 Double joy: Martyn Irvine secures gold and silver at Track World Championships Take A Bow

Double joy: Martyn Irvine secures gold and silver at Track World Championships

He had previously set a new Irish record by qualifying for the final in 4:20.246.

# minsk - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

The EU’s foreign policy chief has voiced concerns over the trial of the men convicted for the April 2011 bomb which killed 15 people in Minsk.

# minsk - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Lukashenko: Two subway bomb suspects have confessed

President Alexander Lukashenko has announced that two people have confessed to Monday’s bombing of a metro in Minsk, which killed 12 people and wounded more than 200.

# minsk - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Several arrests as Minsk metro bombing toll rises to 12

Over 200 people were injured in yesterday’s bomb attack on a central underground rail station in the capital of Belarus.

# minsk - Monday 11 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

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Explosion at Minsk metro station kills 11 Belarus This post contains videos

Explosion at Minsk metro station kills 11

Over 100 people injured in explosion at busy metro station in Belarusian capital.