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5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: No politics behind decision to close Belarus’ borders Lukashenko: No politics behind decision to close Belarus’ borders
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss the measures to counter the spread of viral infections...
5 Nov 2020
Belarus increasing its presence on Chinese market Belarus increasing its presence on Chinese market
"Partnership with China is our conscious choice. In order to achieve results amid the current difficult world situation we need to be persistent. These difficulties are temporary, the epidemic will be over, and I believe that we will soon return to the usual pace of cooperation and continue building a community of common interests"...
5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: The country is nothing without its people Lukashenko: The country is nothing without its people
“We are nothing without our people, without those who work every day in fields, farms, factories and plants, who defend the borders of our Fatherland, protect the sovereignty and independence of our country”...
3 Nov 2020
Lavrov: Constitutional reform is a much needed platform for national dialogue in Belarus Lavrov: Constitutional reform is a much needed platform for national dialogue in Belarus
Sergey Lavrov stressed that the brotherly Belarusian people and the Belarusian state are an ally and a strategic partner for Russia. "If the people of Belarus have made their choice, we must respect it and we will"...
3 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: We resolutely protect the interests of the majority who voted for united Belarus Lukashenko: We resolutely protect the interests of the majority who voted for united Belarus
“As the head of state, I want to assure that we can effectively counter challenges and threats, ensure domestic political stability, and prevent the split in the society and mayhem by radicals"...
3 Nov 2020
Lukashenko calls for real deeds, not lip service in international cooperation Lukashenko calls for real deeds, not lip service in international cooperation
"Every third Belarusian died on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, in battles with punitive forces, in concentration camps and ghettos. Keeping the memory of the innumerable losses in that war and understanding possible repercussions of a big military conflict, our country has consistently advocated the resumption of a broad dialogue on peace and international security"...
2 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies PM: Belarus' economy is better off compared to regional economies
"I reported to the president about the economic results in January-September. They are not bad, although the conditions are quite difficult. The recovery of the world economy from the COVID-19 pandemic has been unfortunately delayed due to the second wave"...
2 Nov 2020
Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus Lukashenko comments on Pope’s invitation to visit Belarus
"The Roman pontiff is the head of state and chief pastor of the Catholic church. Hence, the invitation, if there is such, should come from the head of state and the head of the Orthodox church which has lots of issues with Catholics"...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country Lukashenko about situation in Belarus: There were no reasons to break the country
In conclusion Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed it is necessary to return the calm and cozy pre-election city of Minsk to the people. “Minsk was calm and will always be calm. Just give us time. We will always respond to any reaction from their side. And we will preserve peace and calm,” the head of state said...
30 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy Lukashenko: Belarus will continue multi-vector foreign policy
"We have always pursued a multi-pronged foreign policy, and we will continue to do this. We cannot do otherwise. We are a geographical center of Europe. Russia should understand this very well, too"...
30 Oct 2020
MP: European Parliament's recommendations are directed against people of Belarus MP: European Parliament's recommendations are directed against people of Belarus
Andrei Savinykh stressed that Belarus will develop relations with all international partners, based on its national interests and without instructions from abroad...
30 Oct 2020
Opinion: Leaders of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine should focus on domestic issues Opinion: Leaders of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine should focus on domestic issues
In his opinion, the outcomes of ‘democratization’ in the neighboring countries are obvious. European countries pursued only one goal by giving them loans and aid – they wanted to replenish their economic, labor, energy and intellectual resources...
29 Oct 2020
Putin underlines significance of Lukashenko’s willingness to amend Belarus’ Constitution Putin underlines significance of Lukashenko’s willingness to amend Belarus’ Constitution
“I would like to point out that the incumbent president Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko has announced the possibility of amending the Constitution or the possibility of adopting a new Constitution. He has said it publicly and more than once, has taken concrete steps towards implementing what has been said. He has also mentioned the possibility of organizing parliamentary elections and a presidential election on that basis”...
29 Oct 2020
Lukashenko comments on situation in Poland Lukashenko comments on situation in Poland
"They wanted to organize a revolution here, not even a revolution but a rebellion, and this is what they got themselves. The situation is difficult there and it just will not calm down. These are not scumbags who are protesting. These are women. It is clear what they are protesting against. Farmers rose there, and we know why. So did workers and civil servants"...
28 Oct 2020
Kochanova: No shortage of PPE, medicines in Belarus Kochanova: No shortage of PPE, medicines in Belarus
"We must take all measures to provide qualified medical assistance to people. Your reports suggest that we have enough hospital beds in every region"...
28 Oct 2020
Andreichenko: Only Belarusians can restore order, maintain peace in Belarus Andreichenko: Only Belarusians can restore order, maintain peace in Belarus
"At the same time, it is necessary to focus not on fictitious and artificial agenda imposed on our society, but on real problems concerning every citizen of Belarus. We must get through these economic and political issues together and with dignity"...
27 Oct 2020
Prime minister talks about possible date, format, topics of Belarusian People’s Congress Prime minister talks about possible date, format, topics of Belarusian People’s Congress
"We expect it will be held in early 2021. Possibly in January or February"...
27 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: Protesters have crossed the red line Lukashenko: Protesters have crossed the red line
"Therefore, when the red line is crossed, the government must respond"...
23 Oct 2020
Lukashenko: COVID-19 under control in Belarus Lukashenko: COVID-19 under control in Belarus
The head of state emphasized that the country has the necessary experience and medicines and has built a multilevel treatment system...
22 Oct 2020
Naryshkin: Stability is crucial for Belarus’ development Naryshkin: Stability is crucial for Belarus’ development
"The constitutional reform that has already begun will provide answers to many questions"...
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