Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, together with two fellow activists, has been awarded with the 2022 Charlemagne Prize. In an exclusive DW interview, she demands that Russia withdraws all troops from Belarus.
Russia fired 69 missiles at energy facilities and Ukrainian forces shot down 54, Ukrainian military chief Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi said. Local officials said attacks killed at least two people around Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city.
Catherine Nicholson interviews Stefano Sannino, the head of the EU's global network of 144 ambassadors and heads of delegation. The Secretary General of the European External Action Service addresses the West's concerns about the latest joint Russian-Belarusian military activities, warning that further EU sanctions against Minsk could be on the way.
Former DW reporter Andrei Alexandrov has been handed a 14-year prison term. Human rights activists and journalists in Belarus believe this is a clear case of revenge by Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
Opponents of Minsk strongman Alexander Lukashenko say they hope the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to activist Ales Bialiatski might help precipitate his release from prison.
Last winter, migrants were trapped in a military exclusion zone at the border between Poland and Belarus. That zone has now been replaced by a huge fence. But even for Polish citizens, things are nowhere near back to normal.
24 Jul 2022
According to reports, Alexander Lukashenko is preparing to instruct Belarusian forces to play a more active role in Russia's war in Ukraine. But the opposition leader doesn't think soldiers will "betray our motherland."
28 Jun 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to transfer the Iskander-M missile systems in their conventional and nuclear versions to Belarus.
21 May 2022
Belarus has introduced the death penalty for attempted terrorist attacks. The move could affect opposition activists who are currently on trial.
25 Apr 2022
When Russia launched its attack on Ukraine, some of the troops invaded from Belarus in the north to occupy the areas around Kyiv and Chernihiv. They have now withdrawn — but are they still in Belarus?
21 Mar 2022
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who went into exile following the disputed 2020 presidential election in Belarus, talks with DW about relations between Moscow and Minsk — and the assault on Ukraine.