The Helsinki Additional Meeting of the CSCE Council on 24 March 1992, requested the Chairman-in-Office to convene as soon as possible a conference on Nagorno-Karabakh under the auspices of the CSCE to provide an ongoing forum for negotiations towards a peaceful settlement of the crisis on the basis of the principles, commitments and provisions of the CSCE. The Conference is to take place in Minsk. Although it has not to this date been possible to hold the conference, the so-called Minsk Group spearheads the OSCE effort to find a political solution to this conflict.
On 6 December 1994, the Budapest Summit of Heads of State or Government decided to establish a co-chairmanship for the process. The Summit participants also expressed their political will to deploy multinational peacekeeping forces as an essential part of the overall settlement of the conflict.
Minsk is a doom metal/post-metal band from Peoria, Illinois founded in 2002. Self described as "psychedelic metal", their songs tend to start out as slow and simple, and become heavy and complex towards the end. Their sound draws equally from sludge metal, doom metal, hardcore punk, ambient and noise music, with a highly psychedelic attitude achieved through tribal drum patterns, thick layers of synthesizers and keyboards, and echoing vocals. They are named after the capital of Belarus. The idea of survival through suffering is a recurring theme in the lyrics and musical style. In fact, regarding the origin of their name, their official biography states: "Drawing its nominal inspiration from a remote Belarusian city nestled deep amidst the in-betweens of the East and the West, a city that has been burned to the ground on several occasions only to be rebuilt like a Phoenix rising from its ashes." The sounds and atmospheres they evoke in their songs are complex and psychedelic.
MINSK -- A court in Minsk has sentenced a leader of the Polish-Belarusian community, noted journalist Andrzej Poczobut, to ... The Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) rights group has included Poczobut on its list of 1,440 political prisoners in Belarus, and Poland has demanded his release.
Poland demands the release of Poczobut and of all political prisoners in Belarus and urges Minsk to respect international laws and put an end to actions against the Polish minority, the ministry said in a statement ...Viasna, the rights group, has included Poczobut in its list of 1,449 political prisoners held by Minsk.
One of the gravest mistakes of the Minsk... “Any hypothetical ‘Minsk-3’ can have only one result ... The Minsk agreements were aimed at reaching a cease-fire between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist groups in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk..
An independent Russian rights group says Belarus has repatriated a Russian activist and journalist detained while observing the trial in Minsk of the prominent Vyasna (Spring) human rights center, instead of releasing Yekaterina Yanshina as expected after a 15-day jail sentence.
The joint flight and tactical drills of a joint Belarusian-Russian regional group of troops deployed in Belarus started on January 16 and will last through February 1...Minsk has repeatedly stated that the tasks of the Russia-Belarus regional group of troops are purely defensive.
Speaking at a news conference in Minsk following a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Sergey Aleinik, Lavrov assessed the mission's work as "openly biased." ... One of Moscow and Minsk’s responses to NATO's expansion is the strengthening of the joint armed group on the territory of Belarus, which began in October 2022, he noted ... .
Below is the full text of the European Parliament resolution. The European Parliament, ... A ... B ... C ... D ... E ... A ... B ... C ... D ... E ... Calls for the EU to be actively involved and ensure that the inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh are no longer held hostage by Baku’s activism, Russia’s destructive role and the MinskGroup’s inactivity; ... .
The Prosecutor-General's Office has said the charge against Darya Losik stems from an interview she gave to Poland-based Belsat TV, which has been officially labeled an extremist group by Minsk, in which she "positioned herself as the wife of a 'political prisoner.'".
MINSK -- A prosecutor has asked a court in the western Belarusian... The Prosecutor-General's Office has said the charge against Darya Losik stems from an interview she gave to the Poland-based Belsat television channel that has been officially labeled as an extremist group by Minsk.