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Is Belarus The Next Invasion Target? 13 March 2017


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting.

Comment: 

“…looks like we have another Maidan in progress, and another invasion to follow. What a mess.”

Addition, last second headlines:

Looking at the mainstream media, all mostly appears calm in Belarus.

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In the few hours since the previous Belarus mailout we have multiple postings on new protests in the regional and mostly Eastern cities of Bobruisk, Orsha, Hrodna and Rahachou (refer map).

A report that riot police vehicles in Orsha are decorated with stickers of a Russian OMON SWAT unit.

This is following the Maidan pattern of late 2013.

Will Russian SOF infiltrate Belarus to shoot protestors dead in the streets as they did in Ukraine early 2014?

During WW2 Belarus was a hotbed of local partisan activity against the German occupation force – this is a tough, resilient and cohesive community, who bitterly fought the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, forcing the commitment of more German occupation troops than any other part of the USSR the Germans held. The more brutally the Germans retaliated, the more Belarusians joined the fight.

Russia might not get what it wants out of the Belarusians.

 


Why Do Vorsha’s Riot Police Use Russian Symbols? – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The Belarusians are outraged about the fact that the riot police officers from Vorsha decorate their cars with the Russian flags. The public who watched the detention of the TV-channel’s journalists, as well as the detention of Radio Liberty reporter Halina Abakunchyk, who were taken to the cars of the riot police officers, pointed out that the police vehicles were thoroughly decorated with the Russian symbols. The people started calling the police dispatch center of the town of Vorsha asking what was happening: why do the riot policemen use the Russian symbols? The police refused to explain or react to that.

Belarusians Offer To Bring Potatoes To Protests – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Belarusians have come up with an original idea in the social networks.

Dzmitry Bandarenka: Lukashenka Not To Stay Even Till End Of This Year – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Lukashenka’s former electorate comes out to the protest actions which cover the whole Belarus now.

Babruisk: ‘Emperor Has No Clothes On!’ – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The participants of the action in Babruisk demanded to free the detained opposition activists.

Babruisk Says “That’ll Do!” (Video, online) – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

People in the regions of Belarus continue to take rallies.

Babruisk Resident: If There Were Fair Elections, Lukashenka Would Have Lost Power Long Ago – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The protesters demand open elections.

Babruisk Dwellers: ‘Lukashenka, Go Away! There’s No Room For Young Among The People!’ – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Over 1000 people came out to the protest actions in Babruisk.

Babruisk Dweller: Lukashenka Should Say: “I Resign” – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The decree is a trifle, it is necessary to radically change the power.

Babruisk Protest Action In Ten Photos – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

A March against the decree on “social parasites” was held in Babruisk on March 12.

“I’m Sick And Tired Of Lukashenka!” – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

A Rahachyou dweller explained what forced her to go to the March.– I took to the streets today because I am sick and tired of this regime. I am sick and tired of this president, of his complete idiocy. I am sick and tired of the mediocre government that keeps the power. I am sick and tired of the unemployment, I am sick and tired of the poverty. They have stolen our future and the future of our children. It is scary and insulting to live in such a country, so today I am here. Long live Belarus!

1000 of Orsha Residents Took the Square – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

People took the central square of the city.

Orsha Action In One Powerful Video – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

How the protest in Orsha was held.

Impressive Video: Thousand Of Maladzechna Residents Chanting “Long Live Belarus!” – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

On March 10, Maladzechna impressed with the number and self-determination of the protesters.

Hrodna Activists Appeal To Polish And Lithuanian Diplomats – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Activists called for assessing the situation in the country and get the information across to EU colleagues.

Video Fact: Rahachyou Residents Chant “Long Live Belarus!” And “Lukashenko, Go Away!” – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Hundreds of people went to the center of Rahachyou to protest against the decree on “parasites”.

Photo-Report Of Protest Rally In Rahachou – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

About five hundred people took to the center of Rahachou in protest against the decree “on parasites.”

Uladzimir Niapomniashchykh: People Outraged About Lukashenka All Over Belarus – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

Homel activist arrived to support the protesters in Rahachou.- I came to Rahachou to support the people. The people all over Belarus are in rage. They are outraged not only about the “social parasites” decree, but about Lukashenka personally in the first place. I totally agree with these people, I can’t stay at home sitting on my cozy sofa, I must be amidst the free people of Rahachou. We will make Lukashenka retire, whether he likes it or not. If he loves Belarus, if he loves the Belarusian people as he declares, he must face the people, like Yeltsin did, get down to his knees and say: “I am tired, I am leaving”. He could head the Belarusian ice hockey team so that we would become known all over the world, with his head up high. He seems a good ice hockey player, he lost no games, let him handle this. This is what I came here to fight for,” – Niapomniashchykh says, sarcastically.

Pensioner From Rahachou: It’s A Disgrace To Confess How Much Money We Have As Pension – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The people driven to despair are flooding the streets.

Blogger Maxim Philippovich: I Have Never Seen Such Red-Hot People’s Rage – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

The blogger came from Homel to support a protest action in Pinsk.

Euronews: Belarusians Demand Lukashenka’s Resignation – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

A new wave of anti-government protests took place in Belarusian cities.

Unknown Threw Noose Around Neck Of Monument To Policeman In Minsk – Charter’97 :: News from Belarus – Belarusian News – Republic of Belarus – Minsk

In the morning, the monument to the Russian city policeman was discovered looking out of the ordinary.

 

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