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Teah Pelechaty

Opinion Editor

Teah Pelechaty is the opinion editor at the Kyiv Independent. She is also a co-editor of Belarus Weekly, the Kyiv Independent's weekly update on current affairs in Belarus. She received a master’s degree in Global Affairs with a specialization in Global Security and Digital Governance at the University of Toronto and Sciences Po. She was previously a junior policy analyst in national security at the Government of Canada and a research associate with the European Values Center for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council.

Articles

Belarus Weekly: Belarus threatens Lithuania with military action; Lukashenko invites Orban to Minsk

Belarus Weekly: Belarus threatens Lithuania with military action; Lukashenko invites Orban to Minsk

by Maria Yeryoma, Teah Pelechaty

Maria Lvova-Belova, a Russian official wanted by the International Criminal Court for abducting Ukrainian children, visits Minsk to discuss the “protection of children.” Hungary’s foreign minister makes a second controversial visit to Minsk. Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko invites Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to visit Belarus. A Belarusian official

Belarus Weekly: 2 Belarus delegations compete for attention at UN General Assembly

Belarus Weekly: 2 Belarus delegations compete for attention at UN General Assembly

by Maria Yeryoma, Teah Pelechaty

Representatives of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s regime attend the UN General Assembly meeting in New York. Belarus’ foreign affairs minister calls for the UN to expand the Security Council. Belarusian democratic forces are also in attendance. Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urges Lukashenko to be excluded from UN forums.

Lukashenko visits Iran to discuss bilateral relations

Lukashenko visits Iran to discuss bilateral relations

by Teah Pelechaty

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Tehran, Iran, on March 12 to meet with Iranian leaders, according to Lukashenko’s official press service. They will reportedly discuss the countries' bilateral relations with an “emphasis on trade and economic cooperation,” including industry, agriculture, transport, and logistics.

Belarus in 2022: War, death, and a very grim place

Belarus in 2022: War, death, and a very grim place

by Teah Pelechaty, Maria Yeryoma

Belarus entered 2022 gobbled in its ongoing political crisis and finished it as an accomplice in an unprovoked and brutal Russian aggression toward Ukraine. Belarus dictator Alexander Lukashenko conceded his country's sovereignty to Russia, becoming entirely reliant on President Vladimir Putin's will. Belarus reached technical default on its foreign debt

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