• Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    MINSK, Belarus - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, accusing it of failing to fulfill his orders. Lukashenko emphasized that a strong economy is essential for Belarus to maintain and strengthen its independence. He also warned Saturday that Belarus will not turn into a “vassal” of its giant neighbor, Russia, even though...
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  • Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

    Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy tanks

    1 month ago - By National Post

    MINSK, Belarus - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, accusing it of failing to fulfil his orders.
    Lukashenko emphasized that a strong economy is essential for Belarus to maintain and strengthen its independence. He also warned Saturday that Belarus will not turn into a “vassal” of its giant neighbour, Russia, even though he underlined the importance of close ties with Moscow.
    Belarus has long depended on cheap energy and other subsidies from Russia.
    Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron hand for 24 years, maintaining rigid Soviet-style controls over economy...
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