20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
Two decades after Belarusian Interior Minister Yuri Zakharenko disappeared, his daughter has met a former agent who says he was involved in the politician's murder. Zakharenko was never declared dead.
Twenty years ago, some leading Belarusian opposition politicians disappeared without a trace. In an exclusive interview with DW, a key witness tells how he assisted a special unit in committing abduction and murder.
Calls for a comprehensive inquiry have followed DW's exclusive interview on the disappearing of Belarusian opposition leaders in the 1990s. The man said to have ordered their killings denies the account of DW's source.
During a visit to Minsk, US top diplomat Mike Pompeo has said Washington wants to help Belarus safeguard its sovereignty. Pompeo said US energy producers were ready to deliver 100% of the oil Belarus needs.
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