Putin wants to drag Belarus into the Ukraine war "as a direct participant," officials in Kyiv said Saturday after the attacks.
Russia has a manpower shortage, "so any additional troops would add greatly to their potential," said Mark Voyger, noting the potential use of Belarusians.
After Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, players from both nations were banned from international tennis competitions altogether.
Exiled democratic leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told Newsweek how the dictator is trapped by his support for Russia's bungled invasion of Ukraine.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has publicly championed the role of import substitution in lessening reliance on Western products.
The new sanctions aim to "further tighten and enforce existing sanctions" by pinpointing yachts in which "sanctioned Russian elites maintain interests."
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday said providing Ukraine with such weapons could result in World War III.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's warning came as Russia sold missiles with nuclear capabilities to his country.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) met in Moscow on Monday but only Belarus's leader showed support for the Ukraine war.
"Lukashenko talks like the village idiot, but after everything that's happened, it's always possible that he's really voicing Putin's private thoughts."
"I feel like this operation has dragged on," Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said during an interview in Minsk on Thursday.
Belarus has consistently denied that it plans to join Russia's offensive in Ukraine, although Kyiv has claimed that Ukraine was attacked from Belarusian territory.
The Belarusian defense ministry said its sudden large-scale military drills are to "assess the readiness and ability of personnel to respond promptly to possible crisis situations."
Leaders of four former Soviet Union republics have firmly condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The two countries want to expand their Union State to involve other countries, Belarusian media reported.
Russia had developed a detailed plan to invade another neighbor, according to the Ukrainian defense ministry.
"I stole some cosmetics for you," a Russian soldier tells a relative in a phone intercept. "That will make for a nice 'hello from Ukraine,'" she replies.
Ukrainian officials are in talks with the Polish government to "completely close" the country's border with Belarus, Ukraine's ambassador to Poland said.
"FINA maintains its strongest condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine," the sporting organization stated.
The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that the Ukrainian ambassador and an additional four diplomats would be permitted to stay in the country.
The accused Capitol rioter, who was indicted on 14 counts related to the January 6 attack, has fled the country.
The situation in Ukraine is "what America needs," said Alexander Lukashenko.
The legislation, which also appears to have wide support in the Senate, would allow new taxes to be imposed on Russian and Belarusian imports.
"There are foreign mercenaries moving along the Belarusian border towards the Chernobyl power station," Lukashenko claimed.
Ukraine accused Russia of launching a false-flag attack to provoke Belarus into directly entering the war on Friday.
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Leaders of the House and Senate trade panels said these actions will "send a clear message to Putin that his war is unacceptable."
The decision from the finance company came after Visa and MasterCard announced Saturday that they would terminate operations in Russia.
"We have around 1,500 personnel of the Russian military stationed in the eastern region of the Republic of Moldova, which is a breakaway region," Ambassador Eugen Caras told Newsweek.