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.
— AFP... As part of the agreement that prompted Prigozhin to cease his march on Moscow and exile himself to Belarus, the president of Belarus now accommodates Wagner fighters on his soil. According to Lukashenko, Minsk was "controlling" the situation with the Wagner fighters and forbade them from leaving the country's interior ... .
Minsk grants Ukrainian oligarch and business tycoon Dmytro Firtash diplomatic immunity to block his extradition to the U.S., where he is wanted on corruption charges ...Lukashenko claimed on June 27 that camps for the mercenaries are not yet under construction, but that Minsk will provide them with accommodation if necessary.
By PatrickLawrence / Original to ScheerPost ... 1 ... On the Ukraine question specifically, Putin spent eight years trying to get the Kiev regime to abide by the Minsk I and Minsk II accords, which, as noted previously in this space, would have provided for a federalized Ukraine that accommodated the different interests and perspectives of its population.
Two, by the time Manafort and Kilimnik were talking about autonomous regions, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France had signed two accords, the Minsk I and Minsk II Protocols, calling for none other than a federalized Ukraine with the express purpose of holding the nation together ... The Minsk Protocols were written to accommodate these realities.
In addition to IOMBelarus office in Minsk, IOM staff remain present in Grodno to have regular access to the migrants at the logistics facility, at the hotel in Minsk where migrants are accommodated before their departure to the countries of origin and in Minsk ...
Minsk could send troops to support Russia’s humanitarian efforts in Syria... The exact number of troops, as well as their purpose, will be defined by Minsk, in coordination with Moscow, and the Russian Ministry of Defense will be responsible for the accommodation and supplies for the support troops.
In the Minsk accord, the Ukrainian government agreed, but did not take steps to implement, to change its constitution to accommodate the "peculiarities'' of the two Russian-speaking Eastern UkrainianDonbas separatist republics and legalize their "special status.".
According to documents, Tsentrkurort — a state tourism company that is part of the Office of the President of Belarus — allegedly also provided transfer from Minsk airport to the city and accommodation in centrally located hotels, from where guests were taken to the border in an organised manner.