Belarus

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Russia has been steadily increasing its power and influence over its neighbor Belarus. ...
President Biden has directed his team to draft up potential measures to respond to Belarus’ forced landing of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist. ...
Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama, joins Lawrence O’Donnell after President Biden condemned the Ryanair flight diversion and called for the release of detained Belarus opposition activist and journalist, Roman Pratasevich. Rhodes calls the hijacking “an effort to upend international norms and put democracies on the defensive.”   ...
Belarusian blogger Roman Protasevich appeared in a video in which he confessed to "having organized mass unrest in the city of Minsk." ...

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