Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
January 2020 Belarus Special Weapons News
- On Eve Of Pompeo Visit, A Shakeup In Belarus's Military And Snap Drills. What Gives? RFE/RL 31 Jan 2020 -- Belarus's longtime ruler ordered a major shake-up of the country's military and security command on January 20, installing a new defense minister, a new general staff chief, and a new head of the Security Council.
- Pompeo Heads To Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan --Trailed By U.S. Turmoil RFE/RL 29 Jan 2020 -- In Belarus, there are growing questions about how drastic a shift Alyaksandr Lukashenka is making away from Russia and toward the West.
- Lukashenka Accuses Moscow Of Pressuring Belarus Into Russian Merger RFE/RL 25 Jan 2020 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and he vowed he would never let it happen.
- Do Putin's Changes Mean An End To 'Integration' With Belarus? RFE/RL 24 Jan 2020 -- In his state-of-the-nation address this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not say a word about Belarus. But the fate and the future of Russia's smaller western neighbor could be affected by the proposals made by Putin.
- Surprise In Belarus, Kyrgyzstan About Reports On Expanded U.S. Travel Ban RFE/RL 22 Jan 2020 -- Political observers from Belarus and Kyrgyzstan are reacting with surprise and skepticism to media reports that their former Soviet republics could be added to a U.S. travel-ban list.
- Lukashenka Says Russia Blocking Kazakhstan From Delivering Oil To Belarus RFE/RL 21 Jan 2020 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says Russia is blocking deliveries of Kazakh oil amid a tariff dispute with Moscow, Minsk's regular supplier.
- Lukashenka Reshuffles Top Military Leadership, Appoints New Defense Minister RFE/RL 20 Jan 2020 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has reshuffled the country's top military leadership, including his defense minister.
- IAEA Mission Expected To Belarus In February Over Nuclear Power Station Under Construction RFE/RL 15 Jan 2020 -- A mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will head to Belarus in February to evaluate the preparedness of the country's national infrastructure for a nuclear power station under construction in the town of Astravets near the Lithuanian border.
- Belarus Scrambles For Oil Amid Supply Standoff With Russia RFE/RL 14 Jan 2020 -- Belarus says it has asked several European countries to sell it oil in the face of a tariff dispute with Russia, its regular supplier.
- Lithuania Fears Belarusian Nuclear Plant Hasn't 'Learned Lessons Of Chernobyl' RFE/RL 13 Jan 2020 -- Mikalay Ulasevich was running in municipal elections in July 2016 when a local resident alerted him to a major accident at a nuclear power plant under construction close to this town in northwestern Belarus.
- Belarus, Russia Officials Reach Deal To Reopen Oil Deliveries RFE/RL 04 Jan 2020 -- Oil executives say they have reached agreement to restart Russian crude-oil supplies to Belarus following a cutoff over transit fees on January 1.
- Russia Halts Oil Supply To Belarus Amid New Contract Dispute RFE/RL 03 Jan 2020 -- Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus amid a disagreement over tariffs, according to officials at a Belarusian oil refinery in the northern city of Navapolatsak.
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