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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 27 September more peaceful protests took place in Belarus, representing the peak of the weekly protests against Alyaksandr Lukashenka which have been going on for almost two months now…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

Mass protests were seen again on 20 September in Minsk. Around 100,000 people participated in them. Several thousand people also took to the streets of oblast capital cities (including…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Sławomir Matuszak

According to data from Ukrtranshaz, the operator of Ukraine’s underground storage facilities, the country has accumulated 27 bcm of gas…

OSW Commentary | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The Lithuanian government has not recognised the legality of the election of Alyaksandr Lukashenka as President of the Republic of Belarus, and it now regards the opposition as their main…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło, Piotr Żochowski

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Alyaksandr Lukashenka on 14 September in Sochi. The face-to-face conversation concerned the strengthening of Russian-Belarusian relations as part…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

Mass anti-regime protests were seen again on 13 September in Belarus; this time under the banner of the Heroes' March. About 100,000 people took to the streets in Minsk. Law enforcement forces used stun grenades…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

More anti-regime demonstrations were seen in Belarus on 6 September. According to various estimates, up to 100,000 people protested in Minsk. Rallies with attendances in the thousands were also held in major regional…

Analyses | | Tadeusz Iwański

On August 28, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, announced that “at present, all contacts with Belarus have been suspended [and] will be unblocked only when we find…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 30 August, a Peace and Independence March attended by at least 100,000 people was held in Minsk. This was the third consecutive Sunday of mass demonstrations held by Belarusian citizens demanding the resignation of…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

Since the mass demonstration on Sunday in the centre of Minsk (with an estimated 100,000–150,000 participants), the dynamism of the protests has decreased significantly. A similar trend…