Conflict in the Crimea

Lukashenka called Crimea part of Russia in an interview with a Russian TV propagandist / Euroradio 
Lukashenka called Crimea part of Russia in an interview with a Russian TV propagandist / Euroradio 

Ukraine promises sanctions but can hurt herself due to close economic ties with Belarus.

Simferopol, 2014 / Reuters
Simferopol, 2014 / Reuters

Attempts are being made to play out the Crimean scenario in Belarus.

“Polite people” towels are being sold at Minsk hypermarkets “GIPPO”.
“Polite people” towels are being sold at Minsk hypermarkets “GIPPO”.

The suppliers did not know who ‘polite people’ were. “It is impossible to check all the goods,” "GIPPO" explained.

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Belarus is among 26 delegations that voted against a UN resolution on human rights violations in Crimea.

Some travel agents continue to send Belarusian holiday-makers to Crimea through Russia in violation of Ukraine's laws.

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

The Belarusian MFA spokesperson says Belarus consistently votes against all 'country resolutions' at the United Nations.

Photo from Nikolai Khalezin's Facebook account
Photo from Nikolai Khalezin's Facebook account

The jury members posed for a photograph with posters calling to free the Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia.

Screenshot from the film 'Crimea'.
Screenshot from the film 'Crimea'.

The organizers say 'technical reasons' are behind the cancellation of the Russian movie 'Crimea' in Belarus.

Bookshops in central Minsk sell no globes with Ukrainian Crimea. Crimea is depicted as part of Russia.