Lukashenko signed a decree renouncing Belarus non-nuclear status

President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed the decree to change the constitution after the referendum.

Source: B92

A new constitution was approved in a referendum in Belarus, renouncing its non-nuclear status at a time when the former Soviet republic has become a starting point for Russian troops attacking Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported.

The Belarusian Election Commission announced that 65.2 percent of those who came out voted in favor.

The new constitution allows for nuclear weapons on Belarusian soil for the first time since the country renounced them after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The West has previously announced that it will not recognize the results of the referendum, which is being held due to the general showdown with the Belarusian opposition and opponents of the Lukashenko regime. According to human rights activists, there are currently more than a thousand political prisoners in Belarus.

The referendum sparked anti-war protests in several cities. At least 290 people have been detained, human rights activists said. Mass protests erupted in 2020 after disputed elections that the opposition claims were rigged.

After Lukashenko launched a violent action against the protesters, the protests have largely subsided. Speaking at a polling station on Sunday, Lukashenko said he could ask Russia to return nuclear weapons to Belarus.

"If (the West) transfers nuclear weapons to Poland or Lithuania, to our borders, then I will turn to Putin to return the nuclear weapons that I gave without any conditions," Lukashenko said.


Mariupol to be annexed to Donetsk

Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, ordered the formation of the Mariupol administration.

World Thursday, March 31, 2022 15:05 Comments: 0

Three scenarios released

The World Health Organization (WHO) released an updated plan on COVID-19, laying out three possible scenarios for how the pandemic will evolve this year.

World Thursday, March 31, 2022 09:28 Comments: 0

New statement of the World Health Organization

The number of new coronavirus cases in the world is 14 percent lower than in the previous week, while the number of deaths increased by 43 percent.

World Wednesday, March 30, 2022 09:32 Comments: 0
page 1 of 48 go to page