Retirees protest in Minsk, marking the 100th straight day protests broke in Belarus since President Alexander Lukashenko won his 6th term in a widely rejected election.
Former Belarusian presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka tells a court in Minsk that he is innocent of the corruption charges against him. Babaryka was one of the main challengers to President Alexander Lukashenko and was arrested in June 2020. Babaryka says that he cannot confess to crimes that he did not commit and faces up to 15 years' imprisonment if he is found guilty.
Switzerland freezes Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's assets in the country. Lukashenko, his son Viktor, and 13 other officials will be banned from entering Switzerland following violent protests that occurred following the election.
President Alexander Lukashenko is sworn in for a sixth term in office at an unannounced inauguration at the Independence Palace in Minsk. The opposition and some foreign governments do not recognize the legitimacy of the inauguration, and call for continued civil resistance.
The head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergey Naryshkin, accuses the United States of "working behind the scenes" in Belarus towards another "colour revolution", funding bloggers and training activists through NGO's against the interests of Belarusian citizens. Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu flies to Minsk after disputed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he had asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for weapons during a meeting in Moscow on Monday. Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov says Russia will, before the end of the year, disburse the first $1-billion tranche of a loan that was agreed also on Monday, to help Belarus' financial stability.
Belarusian security forces close off Independence Square and October Square in Minsk, as 100,000 people gather in the capital calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to resign. At least 250 protesters are detained by police.
The governments of the Baltic states declare Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other government officials "persona non grata" for suspected electoral fraud in the recent election and for attempting to suppress the protests responding to the election. [https:--newsinfo.inquirer.net-1329473-baltic-states-impose-sanctions-against-belarus-ahead-of-eu (AP via "Philippine Daily Inquirer")]Belarus–Lithuania relations
The Belarusian election commission bars two prominent opposition candidates to current President Alexander Lukashenko from running in the election, ensuring a victory for Lukashenko. The barred candidates are Viktar Babaryka who was disqualified for an open criminal case against him and Valery Tsepkalo whose signatures on a supporting petition were nullified.