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21 Jul 2017
Lukashenko sees great potential for advancing Belarus-Ukraine cooperation Lukashenko sees great potential for advancing Belarus-Ukraine cooperation
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during negotiations with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. A Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum took place in Kiev at the time of the top-level negotiations. Contracts worth $45 million have already been signed. “I think we will reach $100 million by the end of the day. Because the potential of our countries is great”...
20 Jul 2017
Belarus president arrives in Ukraine on official visit Belarus president arrives in Ukraine on official visit
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is expected to meet with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. One-on-one negotiations will be held as well as expanded-participation talks...
19 Jul 2017
Lukashenko to make official visit to Ukraine 20-21 July Lukashenko to make official visit to Ukraine 20-21 July
The Belarusian leader is scheduled to hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, both one-on-one and in an extended format. The heads of state will discuss the development of political, trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation between Belarus and Ukraine...

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21 Jul 2017
Poroshenko: No alternative to Minsk agreements in de-escalating conflict in Ukraine Poroshenko: No alternative to Minsk agreements in de-escalating conflict in Ukraine
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko stated following the negotiations with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Kiev. The Ukrainian leader thanked Belarus for the support, in word and deed, and for the effort to enable good working conditions for the negotiations in Minsk...
21 Jul 2017
Belarus president confirms readiness to assist with peaceful resolution of situation in Ukraine Belarus president confirms readiness to assist with peaceful resolution of situation in Ukraine
We deliver humanitarian aid to these oblasts. I asked Petro Poroshenko about it. We would like to work there without mediators and using the shortest route possible. I suggested we should do it together if our interests match and these humanitarian convoys coincide”...
21 Jul 2017
Advancing relations with Belarus named important priority for Ukraine Advancing relations with Belarus named important priority for Ukraine
“I am convinced that the advancement of close relations with neighboring countries, primarily with Belarus, remains a most important priority for us,” Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko made the statement during the expanded-participation negotiations with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko...

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21 Jul 2017
2017 Summer Deaflympics: Belarus wins two medals on day one
Oksana Petrushenko from Gomel won the 50m Breaststroke event in 33.48 seconds. This is the 15th Deaflympic gold for the Belarusian. In the 4x100 Medley Oksana Petrushenko, Maria Rudko, Yekaterina Yeremtsova and Anastasia Filipchik clinched silver, finishing behind Russia...
20 Jul 2017
Belarus, Poland to continue joint promotion of Augustow Canal
There are plans to open the automobile border checkpoint Sofiyevo-Lipchany. The checkpoint will be able to halve the distance from Grodno to Augustow. Work is in progress to set up an international cycling route with the working title of Augustow Velo...
19 Jul 2017
Belarus, Latvia discuss development of transport, tourism infrastructure for 2021 IIHF Championship
Vladimir Zinovsky and Edgars Rinkevics discussed the joint effort to enable favorable conditions for the development of transport and logistics infrastructure ahead of the upcoming IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship due in Belarus and Latvia in 2021...
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UNESCO heritage sites in Belarus, Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace

The famous Belarusian landmarks associated with the influential dynasties, remarkable events and mysterious legends celebrate important milestones of their modern history this year. Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace and Park Ensemble were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List 15 and 10 years ago respectively. Today these gems of Belarusian architecture attract more and more tourists from different countries… Photos of Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace taken in autumn 2015 are available in our gallery. The video by Pavel Kuzmin gives a bird's eye view of the landmarks.