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Things are looking a bit spicy in Belarus at the moment! Can anyone tell me how this ends? Are we looking at a rerun of Ukraine?

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Vladimir Putin has offered to help ensure Belarus's security, according to its president Alexander Lukashenko, as pressure builds on the strongman leader and opposition protesters prepare for a show of force Sunday.

Thousands demonstrated in the capital Minsk Saturday after main election challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya asked supporters to rally over the weekend and keep alive a movement that poses the biggest challenge to Lukashenko's hold over the ex-Soviet country.

 

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/16/belarus-leader-says-putin-offers-help-as-pressure-builds-a71160

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She was on the news here last week, 37 years old, human rights activist with no history in politics, her husband was meant to be running but he got arrested, 2 other potential opposition politicians were barred from running... 

The election has happened, she lost under ropey circumstances by a huge margin and has since had to flee the country, she's now released a video saying she won and theres been a cover up

Putin getting involved and standing by his guy won't make things look less dodgy

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Surprised there isn't a thread on this, considering the 'election' last year.

But they've hijacked a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania with a fighter jet, to arrest a Belorussian dissadent.

 

And weirdly, Ryanair are covering it up

 

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6 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

There will be a ‘no hijack’ option for £14.99 on the Ryanair booking page.

Also a compulsory sight seeing tour of Minsk at £40 a head but it will be in really small print on the website

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13 hours ago, StefanAVFC said:

Surprised there isn't a thread on this, considering the 'election' last year.

I believe I did start a thread last year about the election and subsequent protests 😁

I guess people were a bit preoccupied with the Covid thread as it didn’t see a lot of love at the time. 

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7 hours ago, sne said:

And they managed to beat Sweden in the Ice Hockey WC.

Good day for Mr Lukasjenka

Is there a sport you're still half decent at?

I realised yesterday Norway have been better than you at tennis for a while now. Which is bizarre cause nobody plays tennis here.

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6 minutes ago, KenjiOgiwara said:

Is there a sport you're still half decent at?

I realised yesterday Norway have been better than you at tennis for a while now. Which is bizarre cause nobody plays tennis here.

😀 this is something like the 8th string Swedish team so might not be a accurate judge of strenght 

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Remember that time the Bolivian president's plane was forced down in the democratic EU at the behest of the democratic USA lead by saint Obama.

If you answered yes, off to room 101.

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7 minutes ago, villakram said:

Remember that time the Bolivian president's plane was forced down in the democratic EU at the behest of the democratic USA lead by saint Obama.

The strange thing is while Obama was to the left of the Republicans, he still is very conservative by western standards. Americans have a really strange perception of the Democrats as being socialist.

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