The head of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said the grouping is suspending efforts to "facilitate dialogue" with NATO but will develop relations with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka discussed bilateral ties on June 16 in Minsk.
Russian media reports say Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in Minsk for talks with Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey which will focus on the crisis in Ukraine.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was traveling to Minsk on June 15 for a two-day official visit to include talks about Ukraine’s crisis with Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a ceremonial welcome in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, where he arrived for an official visit. The leader of Belarus was hosted by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
In a new report, Freedom House says Russia is playing a "pivotal role" in a continuing decline in democracy among the countries of the post-Soviet sphere.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says Serbia must strike a balance between East and West.
A Georgian national has been arrested in Belarus for attempting to hijack a plane.
A session of the Council of Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is due to be held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on May 30.
Kyrgyzstan's economy minister says Russia will allocate $1.2 billion to help Bishkek join a Moscow-led Customs Union.
The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus promise the Eurasian Economic Union will not effect the sovereignty of its member states. (Reuters)
Police in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, have detained dozens of activists protesting Kazakhstan's entry into the Eurasian Economic Union (EES).