Alexander Lukashenko

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EU threatens to blacklist airlines linked to border influx
Draft law proposes sanctions whether or not involvement in attempts at destabilisation is intentional

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

23, Nov, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Lukashenko says Belarusian troops may have helped refugees reach Europe
Leader acknowledges it was ‘absolutely possible’ his army had a part in creating migrant crisis at Polish border

Andrew Roth in Moscow

19, Nov, 2021 @5:03 PM

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One-year-old Syrian child dies in forest on Poland-Belarus border
Boy is youngest known victim of crisis as medical workers say family was living in forest for a month

Lorenzo Tondo

18, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Lukashenko has got the ear of the EU at last – but it won’t help him
The Belarusian leader may have won phone talks with Angela Merkel but Europe remains united against him

Andrew Roth in Moscow

18, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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No man’s land: inside the 19 November Guardian Weekly
Behind Belarus’s engineered migrant crisis. Plus: the highs and lows of Cop26.

Graham Snowdon

17, Nov, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Polish police fire teargas at people trying to cross from Belarus
Footage also shows water cannon being used as dozens of men approach border fence throwing rocks

Andrew Roth in Moscow and Lorenzo Tondo

16, Nov, 2021 @3:44 PM

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The Guardian view on the EU and Belarus: vacating the moral high ground | Editorial
Editorial: Europe must provide proper humanitarian aid to the migrants deceived and manipulated by Alexander Lukashenko


15, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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EU agrees new sanctions against Belarus over border crisis
Sanctions to target ‘people, airlines, travel agencies and everyone involved in this illegal push of migrants’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Andrew Roth in Moscow

15, Nov, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Fortress EU is beating Belarus, with refugees as pawns in cruel game
Analysis: Lukashenko’s strategy seems to have backfired, with a united European Union placing sanctions against his regime

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Nov, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Lukashenko is a handy villain to mask the cruelty of Fortress Europe | Kenan Malik
European Union policies have turned migrants into a resource to be exploited

Kenan Malik

14, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Far from the border forest, Minsk and Moscow dictate refugees’ fate
President Lukashenko is using a humanitarian crisis to further his own ends – but his success depends on which path Putin follows

Andrew Roth, in Moscow

13, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Belarus threatens to cut gas deliveries to EU if sanctioned over border crisis
Lukashenko responds to possible sanctions as thousands of migrants camp in freezing temperatures at Poland border

Andrew Roth in Moscow

11, Nov, 2021 @5:57 PM

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