All trends

Belarus-West relations

The West is imposing new sanctions, and Lukashenka is going on a family tour

December 4 – December 10

The West demands more than just de-escalation of the migration crisis

November 27 – December 3

Undermining the OSCE while promoting conflict resolution: Ukraine Imposes Sanctions

November 20 – November 26

The European Union is currently working on the 12th round of sanctions targeting both Russia and Belarus

November 13 – November 19

The West is turning a deaf ear to the regime’s signals and shows no signs of letting up on the pressure

November 6 – November 12

The regime wants to “sell” political prisoners to the West and offers electricity from the BelNPP to its neighbors

October 30 – November 5

Lukašenka’s Stance on the EU and Migration Crisis

October 23 – October 29

Lukashenka has become an obstacle on the Belt and Road between China and Europe

October 16 – October 22

The regime continues to integrate into the anti-Western Russia-Iran axis

October 9 – October 15

Desynchronization of forces within the domestic political cycle, maintaining international pressure, and isolating the regime

October 2 – October 8

Neighboring countries continue to prepare for the complete closure of the border with Belarus

September 25 – October 1

The West is reminding the Belarusian regime of The Hague, while the regime is once again positioning itself as a mediator

September 18 – September 24

Lukashenka calls on neighboring countries for friendship, while the European Parliament calls for an ICC warrant for his arrest

September 11 – September 17

The “Passport Decree” raises concerns in the West and prompts further criticism of the regime

September 4 – September 10

The regime leverages distant allies and nuclear weapons to confront the West

August 14 – August 20

On the third anniversary of the 2020 protests, the West has not forgotten about Belarus as the regime calls for dialogue

August 7 – August 13

Poland and Lithuania are preparing for a complete blockade of Belarus; the EU has introduced a new package of sanctions

July 31 – August 6

The regime writes off the UN and negotiations with the West

July 24 – July 30

The West threatens the regime with The ICC in Hague and new sanctions; the regime responds with talk of nuclear strikes

July 17 – July 23

Belarus features on the agenda of the NATO summit, but the response to the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus is insufficient

July 10 – July 16

The West notices the “soft annexation” of Belarus while the Belarusian regime denies everything and offers negotiations

July 3 – July 9

Lukashenka threatens the West with a migration crisis, a “nuclear guillotine” and Prigozhin

June 26 – July 2

EU Implements 11th Sanctions Package and Prepares 12th, Regime Readies Retaliatory Measures

June 19 – June 25

Western Pressure Mounts: Extending Sanctions, Seeking Justice, and Addressing Russian Threats in Belarus

June 12 – June 18

The regime fails to be elected to the UN Security Council and blames “the collective West”

June 5 – June 11

Ukraine and the Democratic Forces of Belarus advocate a Euro-Atlantic strategy

May 29 – June 4

Poland, Lithuania and the opposition-in-exile are lobbying for tougher sanctions as the regime manoeuvres

May 22 – May 28

The Quest for Belarus: Shaping a European Future Amidst Sanctions, Solidarity, and Security Concerns

May 15 – May 21

The West contemplates including Belarus in the 11th package of sanctions. Lukashenka is invited to New York

May 8 – May 14

The West discusses sanctions against countries helping Russia; Lukashenka pins his hopes on the UN and Vatican

May 1 – May 7

The West considers the regime’s involvement in the deportation of Ukrainian children as Lukashenka escalates his dispute with Lithuania

April 24 – April 30

The West condemns deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus and prepares for new sanctions

April 17 – April 23

The Belarusian regime uses Hungary and Potash to block new Western sanctions

April 10 – April 16

The West has not yet reacted to the nuclear blackmail of the Belarusian regime and the Kremlin

April 3 – April 9

Nuclear weapons in Belarus will provoke new Western sanctions and cool relations with China

March 27 – April 2

Nuclear weapons in Belarus represent another point of no return in relations with the West

March 20 – March 26

The shadow of an international tribunal hangs over the Belarusian regime

March 13 – March 19