Sergei Chaly

Alyaksandr Rublyou gets 3 years in prison, and Kiryl Dounar - 3 years of penal labour for beating economist Siarhei Chaly in Minsk

Siarhei Chaly before and after the attack. Photo: Euroradio/TUT.by
Siarhei Chaly before and after the attack. Photo: Euroradio/TUT.by

Independent economic analyst was attacked from the back when he and his friends came out of a cafe in central Minsk late at night.

We used to demand such contract terms earlier, the economist said.

Belarusian authorities once again promise reforms to qualify for a loan but will they implement them again? - pundits ask.

And this is not the end, Syarhei Chaly thinks.

If the state money allocated to families after the birth of the third child is deposited for 18 years, the sum of $10k will turn into $40k. But the family will only get $14k.

Shelves in stores may become empty.

Belarus authorities decide to make their forecasts more realistic, economic analyst Siarhei Chaly reckons.