Tag: Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus Tries to Send Olympic Sprinter Home After Criticism

TOKYO—A Belarusian sprinter who had publicly criticized the country’s national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics was taken to an airport in a bid to take...

Putin Says the U.S. Wants to Hold Back Russia’s Development

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would try to improve strained relations with the U.S. at his coming summit with President Biden and...

Isolation Pushes Belarus’s Lukashenko Closer to Russia’s Putin

MOSCOW—The increasing political and economic isolation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is pushing the beleaguered leader closer to Russia, providing an opening for Russian President...

Ryanair CEO Calls Belarus Flight Diversion a ‘Premeditated Hijacking’

Ryanair Holdings RYAAY 1.64% PLC rejected Belarus’s account of the diversion of one of its planes Sunday, angrily condemning the forced landing in a private...

Belarus President Defends Plane Diversion, Defying Pressure From West

MOSCOW—Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko accused the West of launching a hybrid war against his country and unfairly demonizing him for diverting a Ryanair flight over...