Aug.28 — The Kremlin was “taken by surprise” by the developments in Belarus, the German Marshall Fund’s Director for Central and Eastern Europe Joerg Forbrig said. He spoke on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
In This Story: Belarus
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.