Saturday, February 4, 2023

Belarus

IOC restates sanctions against Russia, Belarus

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) responded to the remarks of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Stanislav Pozdnyakov, reaffirming its stance on sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments.“The sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments...

Nobel Peace Prize winners blast Putin

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine shared their visions of a fairer world and denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine during Saturday’s award ceremony in the Norwegian capital.Oleksandra Matviichuk of...

International Paralympic Committee suspends Russia, Belarus

At an extraordinary General Assembly meeting in Berlin on Wednesday, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) member organisations suspended the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus. IPC members voted 64-39 in favour of a motion to suspend Russia (with...

President Murmu in London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

President Droupadi Murmu arrived London on a three-day visit to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.According to PTI, Murmu paid her respects on Sunday at Westminster Hall, where Britain’s longest-serving monarch is Lying-in-State until the morning of...

Paralympics: Russia, Belarus to compete as neutrals

Athletes from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete as neutrals at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing following the invasion of Ukraine.The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) says the two countries “will compete under the Paralympic flag and...

International Olympic Committee urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia

The International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies Friday to cancel or move all events they plan to hold in Russia and Belarus, and stop using the countries’ flags and national anthems.The request from the Olympic body came after UEFA...

Russia, Belarus extend large military drills near Ukraine

Russia and Belarus are extending military drills that were due to end on Sunday, the Belarus defence minister said, in a step that further intensifies pressure on Ukraine as Western leaders warn of an imminent Russian invasion.The decision to...

NATO says Russia to have 30k troops on drills in Belarus, north of Ukraine

NATO said Russia had stepped up deployments to Ukraine’s northern neighbour Belarus in recent days and was expected to have 30,000 troops there for joint military exercises this month.The Russia-Belarus exercises, running until Feb. 20, have provided Moscow with...