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5 Aug 2021
Purely defensive nature of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2021 emphasized Purely defensive nature of Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2021 emphasized
The Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021 is a scheduled one and represents the final stage in the joint training of Belarusian and Russian armed forces this year...
30 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: People unanimously support strategic policy towards building strong sovereign Belarus Lukashenko: People unanimously support strategic policy towards building strong sovereign Belarus
“This is why we need sovereignty and independence - so that we would never be divided again against our will. 17 September symbolizes the territorial and ethnic consolidation of the Belarusian nation,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko...
30 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: No problems with access to vaccines in Belarus Lukashenko: No problems with access to vaccines in Belarus
"We have enough doses of the vaccine. I would like to stress that vaccination in Belarus is voluntary and will remain so"...
30 Jul 2021
Draft new Constitution described as concept of Belarus’ future Draft new Constitution described as concept of Belarus’ future
"The amendments proposed to the Basic Law are a concept of the future of Belarus. The future, which we have discussed during dialogue platforms, in public associations, enterprises and universities. Everyone who wanted to voice their opinion was heard," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
30 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Western sanctions aim to leave Belarusians without pensions, salaries Lukashenko: Western sanctions aim to leave Belarusians without pensions, salaries
The main goal of western sanctions is to leave Belarusians without pensions, salaries, stipends, high-quality healthcare, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with government officials to discuss topical issues of the social and political situation on 30 July...
29 Jul 2021
Lukashenko comments on Team Belarus’ performance at Tokyo Olympics Lukashenko comments on Team Belarus’ performance at Tokyo Olympics
"The Olympic Games are underway. As you can see, we have a lot of issues in sports, too. We finance the sports sector more than any other country does. What results do we get? We have been financing physical education and sports, but we have completely forgotten that the country and its people want to see their athletes winning medals"...
29 Jul 2021
Lukashenko wants education reformed, improved by September 2022 Lukashenko wants education reformed, improved by September 2022
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it is important to address issues with centralized testing, organization of the educational process, first job placement of university graduates, and signing contracts and agreements with students of higher education institutions...
27 Jul 2021
Belarus lauded for effective policy in science Belarus lauded for effective policy in science
Many research institutions have been preserved and are developing in Belarus, and scientists from both countries are close in spirit, and this serves as a solid basis for effective interaction between them...
27 Jul 2021
Belarus’ CIS presidency viewed as success Belarus’ CIS presidency viewed as success
The chairman of the Executive Committee also mentioned the constructive role of Belarus in the CIS. "Belarus has always supported and continues to support all the integration efforts of the CIS Executive Committee and the CIS countries"...
26 Jul 2021
Coach gives kudos to Belarusian archery team Coach gives kudos to Belarusian archery team
Belarusian archers represented the country well in Tokyo by placing fourth in the final Women's Team protocol...
23 Jul 2021
Rising global food prices seen as additional economic opportunity for Belarus Rising global food prices seen as additional economic opportunity for Belarus
Rising global food prices should become an additional opportunity for the Belarusian economy, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting held on 23 July to discuss the harvest campaign in 2021...
23 Jul 2021
Lukashenko extends greetings to Belarus’ Olympic delegation in Tokyo Lukashenko extends greetings to Belarus’ Olympic delegation in Tokyo
The president emphasized that an Olympic medal is not only a personal success of an athlete, but also the object of special pride of a nation, as sports victories have long been a demonstration of the level of development of countries, their achievements and cultural heritage...
21 Jul 2021
Lukashenko views UAE’s mediation in Belarus-EU dialogue as acceptable Lukashenko views UAE’s mediation in Belarus-EU dialogue as acceptable
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during an interview with the Arab-speaking TV channel Sky News Arabia on 19 July...
20 Jul 2021
Lukashenko calls for more effort to defend Belarus’ economic interests Lukashenko calls for more effort to defend Belarus’ economic interests
The head of state noted that Belarus has enough international lawyers, and enterprises together with the embassies should “fight for every tractor, truck or harvester, for every tonne of fertilizers”...
20 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: ‘The world is at war’ Lukashenko: ‘The world is at war’
“We hold meetings to take stock of the performance of our diplomatic service system every 3 or 4 years. You understand that the background of today’s meeting is unusual. The current situation in the world can be described with one succinct word – ‘war’,” the Belarusian head of state pointed out...
19 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus keeps going despite sanctions Lukashenko: Belarus keeps going despite sanctions
Answering the question about the impact of the sanctions on Belarus, the head of state noted that they came as no surprise and the response to them had been elaborated in advance...
19 Jul 2021
FM: New challenges require of Belarus forward-looking multifaceted approach FM: New challenges require of Belarus forward-looking multifaceted approach
The foreign minister noted that the response to the new challenges is not only about adequate measures to the negative steps of the West but also about the need to ensure the progressive sustainable economic development of Belarus...
16 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Belarusians urge nations to build bridges, not walls Lukashenko: Belarusians urge nations to build bridges, not walls
According to the president, the festival has brought together all Slavic peoples, peoples of the former Soviet Union republics, participants and visitors from more and more countries, which could not but irritate those who do not want the unity of these countries...
16 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: While some are building fences, Belarus has opened its door Lukashenko: While some are building fences, Belarus has opened its door
The president noted that while some states are building fences separating people with barbed wire, Belarus has opened its door to friends...
16 Jul 2021
Lukashenko: Slavianski Bazaar has fitted into cultural calendar of many nations Lukashenko: Slavianski Bazaar has fitted into cultural calendar of many nations
The head of state noted that when new Slavic and Eurasian states emerged on the world map, when a new era began in the history of different nations, people who were confused and cut off from each other desperately needed hope that spiritual and fraternal bonds would be retained. This hope was given by Slavianski Bazaar...
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