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24 Jun 2021
MP: CSTO is important part of security system in Europe and Eurasia MP: CSTO is important part of security system in Europe and Eurasia
“The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an important part of the security system not only in Europe but also in Eurasia as a whole. The CSTO, SCO, NATO, the UN and the OSCE are designed to enhance the transparency of the positions of all countries and contribute to the resolution of local conflicts that arise around the perimeter of our countries”...
24 Jun 2021
Minister: Delta variant adds new urgency to vaccinations in Belarus Minister: Delta variant adds new urgency to vaccinations in Belarus
“The emergence of the Indian variant prompts us to step up our work and it is also a strong reason for the public to get vaccinated. According to our data, we have enough vaccines. Any type of vaccine has a protective effect and does not lead to serious consequences. Therefore, the conclusion is very simple: vaccination is one of the most important ways to stay healthy, along with social distancing and other health and safety measures”...
24 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: Discord between countries should not affect relations between peoples Lukashenko: Discord between countries should not affect relations between peoples
“You see what kind of relationship we have with Lithuanians and Poles. In no way should this affect business people and the general public. Lithuanians, Poles and Ukrainians are not to blame for what is happening. We should not allow a clash of interests of, say, the Polish diaspora in Belarus (which is relevant for Grodno and Brest) and the Poles who live on the other side of the border”...
24 Jun 2021
Lukashenko describes sanctions against Belarus as West's impotence Lukashenko describes sanctions against Belarus as West's impotence
The president stressed that there should not be any downfalls at enterprises. “We must show those rascals across the border that their sanctions are their impotence. And we will do it,” he said...
23 Jun 2021
Russia, Belarus to build up resilience to sanctions together Russia, Belarus to build up resilience to sanctions together
The official said: “The Russian Federation is dedicated to allied relations with the brotherly country of Belarus. We will continue coordinating our efforts for the sake of bolstering state sovereignty, ensuring national security of our countries on the basis of the existing international legal agreements"...
23 Jun 2021
Belarusian PM: MILEX is a well-recognized brand Belarusian PM: MILEX is a well-recognized brand
“This event has gone from a small exhibition pavilion to a large-scale forum. Today MILEX is a well-recognized brand, embodying the intellect, quality and innovation of the Belarusian defense-industrial complex”...
23 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus will do everything for peace in the region Lukashenko: Belarus will do everything for peace in the region
“Our sons, who stand here under the flags of the winners, will do everything to ensure that you live a peaceful life on your land. You - Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians, Poles, Jews, Tatars. Everyone who lives here on this land. This is your land. You are not expected anywhere and do not believe their promises that you will be accepted there with open arms. Belarusians, this is your land, take care of it, appreciate it. Because it doesn't belong just to us"...
23 Jun 2021
Lukashenko slams EU sanctions against Belarus Lukashenko slams EU sanctions against Belarus
"We did not expect one country to participate in this collective conspiracy - Germany whose ancestors killed every third Belarusian in the Great Patriotic War and millions of unborn children,” the president stressed. “All those 80 years after 1945 the Germans wer begging the world, in Europe, the former Soviet Union for forgiveness. They were repenting, sobbing, on their knees, asking to open monuments, to bury the still unburied Germans - fascists who came to our land"...
23 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: 22 June is a day of remembrance and mourning that divided life into before and after Lukashenko: 22 June is a day of remembrance and mourning that divided life into before and after
"That summer Sunday morning became the terrible dividing line between peace and war, between light and darkness, life and death,” the head of state said. "An armed, ruthless armada moved onto our land, carrying death and slavery. Fascists spared neither old people nor babies"...
22 Jun 2021
Prime minister: We should always remember the courage of the people during the Great Patriotic War Prime minister: We should always remember the courage of the people during the Great Patriotic War
“I think on the day of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Great Patriotic War all the citizens of our country feel the same. They feel sorrow and recall those who fell on battlefields and those who perished in concentration camps. As we build our lives today, we should always remember what our country and our people had to go through. The hardest trials were their fate"...
22 Jun 2021
Opinion: Belarusians will survive sanctions but the country’s oppression will be part of history Opinion: Belarusians will survive sanctions but the country’s oppression will be part of history
The FTUB chairman remarked that Belarusians remember lessons of history. “We remember that such things already happened in our past. Eighty years ago we already heard beautiful slogans and promises of sweet life. Our country was virtually destroyed as a result. Today we say it was a military intervention. This time it is an economic intervention"...
22 Jun 2021
Kochanova: Our mission is to pass truth about the war to descendants Kochanova: Our mission is to pass truth about the war to descendants
According to her, much has been done in Belarus to perpetuate the memory of those who sacrificed their lives to defend freedom and independence, those who were tortured in concentration camps. “Almost every piece of our land bears the memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War"...
21 Jun 2021
Eurasian Economic Commission officials honor memory of Brest Fortress defenders Eurasian Economic Commission officials honor memory of Brest Fortress defenders
Mikhail Myasnikovich said: “The heroic defense of the Brest Fortress is the greatest example of service to the Motherland, of an exceptional self-sacrifice for the sake of saving the Fatherland"...
21 Jun 2021
Lukashenko describes doctors, teachers as mirror of any state Lukashenko describes doctors, teachers as mirror of any state
"You are heroes because you treat children. I'm an adult, but when kids get sick, I panic. I can't bear it, and it does not matter whether these are mine children or someone else's. But you see it every day, and it is impossible to get used to it," Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
21 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: No need to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Belarus Lukashenko: No need to introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccination in Belarus
The head of state plans to hold a meeting in a week to discuss the ways to improve the healthcare system in Minsk and combat the coronavirus. “We will take a look at the situation and consider what needs to be done. We have already gained a lot of experience in this area, and we know what to do. Nevertheless, the situation needs to be under the president’s control as well"...
18 Jun 2021
Lukashenko assigns tasks to municipal authorities Lukashenko assigns tasks to municipal authorities
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We’ve learned how to sow, harvest, and grow crops but [violations] of the performance discipline sometimes ruin everything. Performance discipline is the ultimate priority. Things will not work out without it. Don’t shout, moan, and sob that the market will fix everything. It has not fixed anything over a quarter of the century. We need discipline”...
17 Jun 2021
Minister: Belarus’ health system withstood onslaught of COVID-19 Minister: Belarus’ health system withstood onslaught of COVID-19
The Belarusian healthcare system has withstood the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told reporters answering a question of a BelTA journalist...
17 Jun 2021
Mezentsev: Potential synergy helps Russia, Belarus address priority tasks Mezentsev: Potential synergy helps Russia, Belarus address priority tasks
“The resources and potential of the Union State Treaty, the possibility to support joint work through the Union State budget are powerful factors for solving a number of substantive issues of the national level and joint projects that can work for the economy of the two brotherly states,” he said...
16 Jun 2021
PM pledges state support in restoration of Belarus’ historical and cultural sites PM pledges state support in restoration of Belarus’ historical and cultural sites
"Overseas travels are good, of course, but still, most of the time Belarusians spend their holidays at home. To have places to go to, we should invest in tourism infrastructure, including the objects of historical and cultural heritage"...
16 Jun 2021
Lukashenko: Every Belarusian region should be ready to mobilize quickly Lukashenko: Every Belarusian region should be ready to mobilize quickly
"In short, at any moment you must be able to raise alarm and mobilize people within three days, to guard those objects that need to be protected,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. "Everyone in the country should be preparing for this after today's meeting. One of the goals of the meeting is to give a signal to each zone (we have seven of them), each district to be ready to mobilize during the period designated by the president"...
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