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2 Dec 2021
Volodin: Russia, Belarus are on same wavelength, moving along same track Volodin: Russia, Belarus are on same wavelength, moving along same track
According to Vyacheslav Volodin, the MPs of the two countries generally work to ensure the implementation of the agreements reached between the presidents. “The decisions we are going to consider now concern the development of relations across a wide range of areas,” the State Duma speaker said...
2 Dec 2021
Lukashenko about Putin: We constantly stay in touch, inform each other about the situation Lukashenko about Putin: We constantly stay in touch, inform each other about the situation
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We constantly stay in touch, inform each other about the situation, and plan our future actions. I think we will once again compare notes at the end of the month. We’ll talk about what is going on now and will determine our future for the next year”...
2 Dec 2021
Lukashenko: Early presidential election might be called after adopting new Constitution Lukashenko: Early presidential election might be called after adopting new Constitution
“Parliamentary elections, a presidential election, and election of delegates to the Belarusian People’s Congress. Three to four years are left before the presidential election. It can take place as scheduled. However, early election is also possible,” the president said...
2 Dec 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus Constitution draft will be published by New Year Lukashenko: Belarus Constitution draft will be published by New Year
"Lawyers wrote down the text that I dictated, because being the president I knew what powers I needed to keep the country together. And now I am studying it, because I have to submit it to a referendum. We will publish it soon, within a month or so,” he said...
1 Dec 2021
Kochanova: Belarus-Russia relations advance to new stage Kochanova: Belarus-Russia relations advance to new stage
Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova met with State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev...
30 Nov 2021
Lukashenko holds EU responsible for migrant crisis Lukashenko holds EU responsible for migrant crisis
"When the EU terminated the readmission agreement, I said back then: well, since they decided to break this agreement, to stop cooperating with us on border protection issues, it was their problem. But I would not defend them anymore the way I did last year. They heard it all. So did the organizers," the Belarusian leader said...
29 Nov 2021
Andreichenko: Belarus is a peaceful country, ready to help anyone in need Andreichenko: Belarus is a peaceful country, ready to help anyone in need
"We have not only given shelter to people who are forced to flee their countries in search of peace and security. We have given them a roof over their heads, food, and organized trips back home for those who wished to do so"...
29 Nov 2021
Lukashenko pledges response to any weapon threats at Belarus border Lukashenko pledges response to any weapon threats at Belarus border
"The General Staff need to know in which direction these scoundrels will act against us and how we will respond"...
29 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: West uses migrants to hold back the Belarusian army in case of conflict with Russia Lukashenko: West uses migrants to hold back the Belarusian army in case of conflict with Russia
According to the head of state, he previously instructed the defense minister and the chairman of the State Border Committee not to rise to provocations, not to provoke conflicts and confrontation. At the same time, the defense minister and the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces were instructed to prepare a plan of response to possible aggression and illegal actions against Belarus...
29 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus dragged into military escalation campaign in the region Lukashenko: Belarus dragged into military escalation campaign in the region
"All of you understand what is going on around our Belarus. I want those present at this meeting to realize one thing: we cannot consider the situation around Belarus in an autonomous way, regardless of the events in the Black Sea basin, regardless of the issues connected with Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic countries. Belarus is a link in this common chain”...
26 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus wants no war in the center of Europe Lukashenko: Belarus wants no war in the center of Europe
"We do not count on anything, but we act like normal people, civilized neighbors"...
26 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: EU is reluctant to address migrant crisis on Belarus-EU border Lukashenko: EU is reluctant to address migrant crisis on Belarus-EU border
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporters after visiting the logistics center turned into a temporary accommodation facility for refugees near the border with Poland on 26 November...
25 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: The new Constitution is not being made to fit the current president and the government Lukashenko: The new Constitution is not being made to fit the current president and the government
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I always emphasize it: we are not creating the Constitution to suit us [the current government]. Even more so, the current president”...
25 Nov 2021
Lukashenko explains why Belarusian People’s Congress should be formalized in Constitution Lukashenko explains why Belarusian People’s Congress should be formalized in Constitution
"With this in mind it was proposed to formalize the status of the Belarusian People’s Congress in the Constitution and give it powers that are strategically important for maintaining stability in the country"...
23 Nov 2021
Kochanova: Belarus sticks to principles of good-neighborliness, goodwill Kochanova: Belarus sticks to principles of good-neighborliness, goodwill
Natalya Kochanova emphasized that Hans Kluge had had an opportunity to see the situation at the border with his own eyes the day before...
23 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: People should be fed and clothed Lukashenko: People should be fed and clothed
"The main thing is that people with rather low salaries (although we keep our promises here) should be able to buy foodstuffs. People should be fed and clothed. I am not speaking about any helicopter money, I do not mean that we will give them clothes for free. People must take care of themselves,” the Belarusian leader said...
22 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Belarus will go on despite West’s sanctions Lukashenko: Belarus will go on despite West’s sanctions
Belarus will live on despite the sanctions of the West, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with BBC...
22 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: We are not barbarians, we don’t want confrontation Lukashenko: We are not barbarians, we don’t want confrontation
"We don’t need it. Because we understand that a war is unavoidable if we take things too far. And it will be a catastrophe. We understand it perfectly well. We don’t want any aggravation. But we will protect these poor souls as well as we can"...
19 Nov 2021
Lukashenko blames West for financing, controlling last year’s mutiny Lukashenko blames West for financing, controlling last year’s mutiny
“Why did you come into our house and try to destroy it last year? Why? What business of yours is our election? We didn’t meddle with the UK or America. You financed a mutiny last year. You did! You controlled the mutiny from Poland’s territory. You did. With Americans’ backing. You came into our house. We didn’t call for you”...
18 Nov 2021
Eismont discloses Lukashenko’s plan to resolve migrant crisis suggested to Merkel Eismont discloses Lukashenko’s plan to resolve migrant crisis suggested to Merkel
Press Secretary of the Belarusian President Natalya Eismont told BelTA in response to the request to provide updates on the migrant crisis and Belarus’ efforts to resolve it...
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