Topic: Belarus economic crisis
At least 24 journalists were detained during rallies in Belarus on Wednesday© RIA Novosti. Anton Motolko
MINSK, July 7 (RIA Novosti)
The Belarusian Association of Journalists said on Thursday at least 24 journalists were detained during rallies in Belarus on Wednesday.
The list of detainees published by the organization includes reporters from non-government newspapers, radio stations and news agencies.
At least 14 journalists were detained during protests in the capital, Minsk. Arrests were also made in the cities of Grodno, Novopolotsk, Baranovichi, Mogilyov and Bobruisk.
Belarus has seen unprecedented economic and political turmoil in recent months, as increasingly frequent protests against the 17-year reign of the authoritarian Lukashenko have combined with a 36% devaluation of the national currency.
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The question now is not whether Russia and its economy are able to take on the problem of Ukrainian refugees. The question is whether we should consider it from such a calculating point of view. If so, then we shouldn’t accept refugees at all, because this will cost us financially. So, should we shut the door to refugees?