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The Observer view on Belarus’s rogue regime and its ties to Russia | Observer editorial
As Belarus’s democratically elected president is tried for treason in absentia, she demands deeper sanctions on the brutal regime

Observer editorial

22, Jan, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Russia and Belarus extend military drills amid fears of new push into Ukraine
Weapons, soldiers and equipment added to exercises, as concern grows Minsk is being pressured to join war

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kyiv

08, Jan, 2023 @4:26 PM

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‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe
At least eight countries experience record high temperatures of ‘almost unheard of’ heat, say meteorologists

Damien Gayle

02, Jan, 2023 @5:48 PM

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Putin invites Xi to Moscow as Russia pursues alliance with China
Analysts say Chinese leader has leverage as Russian counterpart ‘has no one else to turn to’ amid Ukraine war

Pjotr Sauer

30, Dec, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Insurers end war-risk cover for shipping in Ukraine invasion zone
Move comes as a result of reinsurers exiting the region in the face of heavy financial losses

Kalyeena Makortoff and agencies

28, Dec, 2022 @4:58 PM

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The Russification of eastern Europe | Letters
Letters: Wiktor Moszczynski on the Putin regime’s attempts to spread the Russian language in Belarusian schools. Plus a letter from Jan Maciejowski

23, Dec, 2022 @6:23 PM

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What happened in the Russia-Ukraine war this week? Catch up with the must-read news and analysis
Zelenskiy addresses US Congress in person; a Russian soldier calls his mother; Ukrainians celebrate Christmas in Australia

Helen Sullivan

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘Deeply personal’ Zelenskiy-Biden meeting cemented their bond, says top adviser
Exclusive: Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian president’s top adviser, describes the significance of this week’s White House visit

Dan Sabbagh and Luke Harding

23, Dec, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Putin’s mission to Minsk raises fears he will drag Belarus into Ukraine war
Putin and Lukashenko announce more joint manouevres as Kyiv warns of potential new invasion from north

Pjotr Sauer

19, Dec, 2022 @2:36 PM

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Russian athletes could compete at Paris Olympics even if Ukraine war continues
Russian athletes have been offered a path to compete at the Paris 2024 Games even if the war in Ukraine continues to rage for another 18 months

Sean Ingle

09, Dec, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Jailed Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova ‘in intensive care’
Woman who led 2020 protests against Lukashenko in a grave but stable condition, says father

Andrew Roth and agencies

30, Nov, 2022 @1:03 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war live: UK confirms supply of missiles to Kyiv as Russian forces might be preparing to leave Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant – as it happened
UK MoD says it has provided Brimstone 2 missiles to Ukraine; reports suggest there are signs troops could be getting ready to leave

Nadeem Badshah (now), Jamie Grierson (earlier)

27, Nov, 2022 @5:59 PM

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