When Belarus embarked on the construction of its first nuclear power plant in Astravyets in 2012, the official objective was to significantly reduce the share played by imported Russian gas in the country’s electricity production.
The continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine have led the Belarusian authorities to attempt to redefine their country’s foreign policy.
The Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises, scheduled for 14–20 September, have for many months been the core of an information war between Russia and NATO.
The energy sector is an essential area in Russian-Belarusian relations.
On 7 February, an order from the head of the Russian Federal Security Service came into force, establishing a border security zone along the border with Belarus.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka boycotted the summit of leaders of countries belonging to EaEU and CSTO, which was held in St. Petersburg on 26 December.
The Russian narrative on Belarus changed in 2014, when Russian expert circles and the government elite essentially redefined
The process of negotiating further subsidies with Moscow proves that Minsk’s room for political manoeuvre is shrinking.
Russian air policing in Belarus confirms the lack of balance in military relations between Moscow and Minsk.
The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius