Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, allows police to use lethal weapons

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    #Belarus on Monday threatened to fire on protesters to break up #demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko, as EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader. Belarus police can now use lethal weapons in the streets if needed, the Interior Ministry said, due to what it described as the radicalisation of mass anti-government protests.

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    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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