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Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislač and the Nyamiha Rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District.

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US advises compatriots in Belarus to stock up essentials as opposition's ultimatum expires
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US advises compatriots in Belarus to stock up essentials as opposition's ultimatum expires

The US Embassy in Belarus has recommended its compatriots to avoid mass gatherings and stock up with at least three-day supply of food, water and medicines, in light of the so-called People's Ultimatum announced by Belarusian ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to the government in Minsk.

About 3,000 people in Minsk held administratively liable for participating in protests
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About 3,000 people in Minsk held administratively liable for participating in protests

A total of about 3,000 people have been subjected to administrative proceedings in the Belarusian capital since the beginning of mass protests in August, Oleg Lavrukhin, the prosecutor of the city of Minsk, said on Sunday.

Belarusian police use water cannons, stun grenades to disperse protesters in Minsk
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Belarusian police use water cannons, stun grenades to disperse protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police used water cannons and stun grenades against participants of an unauthorized rally in Minsk, Natalia Hanusevich, a spokeswoman for the police department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Several dozen protesters detained at opposition rally in Minsk
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Several dozen protesters detained at opposition rally in Minsk

Several dozen protesters have been detained at an unsanctioned opposition rally in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Sunday, a representative from the country's Interior Ministry told Sputnik.

Over 10 people detained at protest rally in northwestern Minsk
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Over 10 people detained at protest rally in northwestern Minsk

More than 10 people were detained on Tuesday for participating in an unauthorized protest in the northwest of Belarusian capital Minsk, spokeswoman for the Minsk main police department Natalya Ganusevich told Sputnik.

Police in Minsk detain several people ahead of scheduled protest
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Police in Minsk detain several people ahead of scheduled protest

Police in the Belarusian capital of Minsk have conducted the first arrests over administrative offenses ahead of yet another unauthorized anti-government rally, Natallya Hanusevich, a spokesperson for the police department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Putin, Macron discuss Navalny, Belarus, over phone
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Putin, Macron discuss Navalny, Belarus, over phone

Moscow, Sep 15 Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the suspected poisoning of ...

Belarusian security forces detain at least 20 people during protests in Minsk
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Belarusian security forces detain at least 20 people during protests in Minsk

Belarusian security forces have detained at least 20 people during the latest day of unsanctioned protests in central Minsk, Sputnik correspondents at the scene report on Sunday.

US, allies considering to impose 'additional targetted sanctions' on Belarus
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US, allies considering to impose 'additional targetted sanctions' on Belarus

The United States along with the allies are considering "additional targetted sanctions" against Belarus for promotion of accountability of Belarusian authorities involved in human rights violations, said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Tuesday (local time).

633 arrested in Belarus mass protests
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633 arrested in Belarus mass protests

Minsk, Sep 7 At least 633 people were arrested in Belarus following a fourth consecutive weekend of protests ...

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