Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 81

Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenkodenounced one of his political opponents, Gennady Karpenko, forseeking to undermine the republic’s economy by blocking the flowof Uzbek cotton into Belarus, Moscow radio reported August 23.Meanwhile, the Belarusian supreme court ruled in Lukashenko’sfavor that the ongoing strike against the Minsk metro system isillegal.

Belarusian Parliament to Meet in September, Hold Electionsin November.