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20 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2017 hailed as showpiece of transparency Belarus-Russia army exercise Zapad 2017 hailed as showpiece of transparency
Robin Mossinkoff emphasized that during the Zapad 2017 army exercise the observers had the opportunity to obtain unbiased information...
20 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: No need to worry over presence of Russian troops in Belarus Lukashenko: No need to worry over presence of Russian troops in Belarus
A German journalist asked whether the Belarus president can guarantee that the Russian forces will leave Belarus when the army exercise is over. “I think numerous guarantees had been given before the exercise even started,” the Belarusian leader underlined...
20 Sep 2017
Belarusian defense industry to continue profound modernization, new weapons in development Belarusian defense industry to continue profound modernization, new weapons in development
The head of state was confident that it is not necessary to buy new expensive defense products for millions of U.S. dollars if the available systems can be upgraded to achieve comparable performance...
20 Sep 2017
Lukashenko: Zapad 2017 goals achieved Lukashenko: Zapad 2017 goals achieved
“I would like to say that the objectives which we set out before the exercise were achieved in the training grounds in Belarus and in Russia. We drilled all elements of the exercise. We will analyze the results more closely later. But in general the objectives have been met”...
19 Sep 2017
Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 Observers pleased with answers about Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Moller, an international observer from Sweden, noted that he was in artillery while on active duty in the Swedish army, this is why he had been watching the exercise in the Domanovo exercise area with strong interest...
19 Sep 2017
Belarus-Russia nuclear fuel supply draft agreement at final stage Belarus-Russia nuclear fuel supply draft agreement at final stage
BelTA reported earlier that the first load of nuclear fuel will be delivered to the BelNPP in late 2018...
19 Sep 2017
BelNPP to satisfy 25% of Belarus' electricity needs BelNPP to satisfy 25% of Belarus' electricity needs
"We believe that in the near future some 25% of electricity the country needs will be produced by the Belarusian nuclear power plant. This will guarantee stable supplies of affordable and eco-friendly electricity"...
19 Sep 2017
Lukashenko urges to toughen responsibility while giving more freedom to business Lukashenko urges to toughen responsibility while giving more freedom to business
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when he heard out a report of Director of the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research Vadim Ipatov...
19 Sep 2017
Lebedev: Efficiency of CIS bodies increased over last year Lebedev: Efficiency of CIS bodies increased over last year
Sergei Lebedev stressed that the CIS is going through a very busy period that sees a number of crucial meetings...
19 Sep 2017
Lebedev: Hype about Zapad 2017 is artificial Lebedev: Hype about Zapad 2017 is artificial
"The exercise is aimed at strengthening the defensive capacity of the corresponding states and the CIS in general. Both Russia and Belarus are the states that represent an important element of the CIS defensive capacity"...
19 Sep 2017
Kondrusiewicz: Awarding CCEE Plenary Assembly to Minsk is a sign of respect to Belarus Kondrusiewicz: Awarding CCEE Plenary Assembly to Minsk is a sign of respect to Belarus
"The event, which awaits us, is unprecedented in the history of the Catholic Church and our country. Never before has Belarus hosted fifty bishops of the Catholic Church of the old continent"...
18 Sep 2017
Canadian journalist: Belarus ensures open access for mass media at Zapad 2017 Canadian journalist: Belarus ensures open access for mass media at Zapad 2017
He praised the Belarusians for inviting many international observers and mass media representatives. He added that every stage of the exercise is held in an open and transparent format...
18 Sep 2017
International observers describe Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 as open, transparent International observers describe Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2017 as open, transparent
"Although the exercise is not over yet, we are pleased with what we have seen. It is important that everything proceeds in a public and open manner. We get answers to all the questions we raise"...
18 Sep 2017
Ambrazevich: Effective economic cooperation with neighbors important for Belarus Ambrazevich: Effective economic cooperation with neighbors important for Belarus
Yuri Ambrazevich called upon the United Nations to continue discussing the idea of “integration of integrations”...
18 Sep 2017
Belarusian defense minister refuses to comment on emotional analysis of Zapad 2017 exercise Belarusian defense minister refuses to comment on emotional analysis of Zapad 2017 exercise
"We’ve recently seen an increase in the number of analysts focusing on military affairs, including in Belarus. Most of them did not even serve in the army"...
18 Sep 2017
EBRD welcomes Belarus’ macroeconomic policy EBRD welcomes Belarus’ macroeconomic policy
Your economy has started to recover, to show economic growth. Belarus’ macroeconomic policy, in our opinion, could be encouraged, the EBRD president said...
16 Sep 2017
Electrification of Molodechno-Gudogai-Kena section seen as boon for Belarusian economy Electrification of Molodechno-Gudogai-Kena section seen as boon for Belarusian economy
"The Belarusian-Lithuanian cross-border project connects us with the Baltic seaports. Therefore, we can realize more ambitions in trade"...
16 Sep 2017
Guminsky: Kazakhstan has always been one of Belarus’ leading partners Guminsky: Kazakhstan has always been one of Belarus’ leading partners
“The established relations of allied and strategic partnership between Belarus and Kazakhstan are lying on good traditions of friendship between the two nations, common interests, mutual interest in expanding mutually beneficial ties”...
16 Sep 2017
Belarus president sends greetings to Nursultan Nazarbayev Belarus president sends greetings to Nursultan Nazarbayev
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations...
15 Sep 2017
Kupchyna: Helsinki 2 will revive a true spirit of cooperation for peace in Europe Kupchyna: Helsinki 2 will revive a true spirit of cooperation for peace in Europe
Alena Kupchyna spoke during Session III “Europe-Eurasia and Balkans: Building Trust and Securing Cooperation”. She stressed that there is no alternative to inclusive dialogue and interstate cooperation...
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