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12 Feb 2015
Hua Chunying: China praises Minsk agreements on Ukraine Hua Chunying: China praises Minsk agreements on Ukraine
According to the source, China also believes that the agreement will contribute to the reduction of tensions in Ukraine’s east in addition to the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis...
12 Feb 2015
Ananich: Belarus is destined to play a historical role Ananich: Belarus is destined to play a historical role
“These days our country hosts global geopolitical events. Belarus has turned into the center of the world, the center of reconciliation," Belarusian Information Minister Lilia Ananich told reporters...
12 Feb 2015
Jagland: Normandy Four did its best for ceasefire in east Ukraine Jagland: Normandy Four did its best for ceasefire in east Ukraine
In his words, today’s agreement gives grounds for an effective ceasefire regime. It is clear, however, that there is still a lot to be done, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said...
12 Feb 2015
Lukashenko: It takes years to address war and peace issues, Minsk talks needed 15 hours Lukashenko: It takes years to address war and peace issues, Minsk talks needed 15 hours
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said when commenting on the results of the Normandy format meeting in Minsk...
12 Feb 2015
Hollande: Minsk agreements give serious hope for regulation of Ukrainian crisis Hollande: Minsk agreements give serious hope for regulation of Ukrainian crisis
"The sides have to do a lot to implement the agreements"...
12 Feb 2015
Putin: Contact group signed document on implementing Minsk agreements Putin: Contact group signed document on implementing Minsk agreements
Russian President informed that the Normandy Four leaders adopted a statement to support the process...
12 Feb 2015
Andreichenko: Belarus, Syria need to expand economic ties Andreichenko: Belarus, Syria need to expand economic ties
"The two countries had established efficient contacts in the humanitarian field and culture; cooperation in the defense sector is pretty vibrant, too. However, he deems it necessary to boost cooperation in trade and economy"....
11 Feb 2015
UN expects Normandy 4 talks to stop combat operations in Donetsk region UN expects Normandy 4 talks to stop combat operations in Donetsk region
The relevant statement was made by Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General...
11 Feb 2015
Poroshenko: Eyes of the entire world are fixed on Minsk today Poroshenko: Eyes of the entire world are fixed on Minsk today
"Today the peace process in Ukraine is connected with the Minsk protocol of 5 September, the Minsk memorandum of 19 September and I keep my fingers crossed in favor of this day going down in the history of global diplomacy as the date when the agreement on peace was reached"...
11 Feb 2015
Cui Qiming: China eager to step up humanitarian cooperation with Belarus Cui Qiming: China eager to step up humanitarian cooperation with Belarus
According to Cui Qiming, China and Belarus are good friends and partners. They are linked by sincere friendship. For 23 years the Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations have been increasingly vibrant...
11 Feb 2015
Ambassador: Belarus is the best venue for talks on Ukraine Ambassador: Belarus is the best venue for talks on Ukraine
According to the Ambassador, relatives of many people in Belarus and Russia live in Ukraine; therefore, it is clear that all the people are concerned about the development of the situation in this country...
11 Feb 2015
Lavrov: Moscow expects political settlement from Ukraine talks Lavrov: Moscow expects political settlement from Ukraine talks
“The situation in Ukraine cannot be resolved by military means. The way to peace lies through a dialogue between the Kiev authorities and those who want to defend their land,” Sergei Lavrov emphasized...
11 Feb 2015
Makei: Belarus-Syria economic cooperation falls behind political dialogue Makei: Belarus-Syria economic cooperation falls behind political dialogue
“We have many promising areas of cooperation. Belarus manufactures products that Syria is interested in, and Syria produces goods Belarus would like to buy”...
11 Feb 2015
Berlin hopes for consensus between participants of Minsk talks on Ukraine Berlin hopes for consensus between participants of Minsk talks on Ukraine
"The Minsk agreements supported by all the parties provide for not only the ceasefire regime and the withdrawal of heavy troops, but also the efficient control on the Russian-Ukrainian border"...
11 Feb 2015
China hopes for success in Minsk talks on Ukraine China hopes for success in Minsk talks on Ukraine
“We expect good news from the talks that all the parties reach an important consensus on the political regulation of the crisis, aimed at restoring peace and stability in the Ukrainian regions involved in the conflict”...
11 Feb 2015
Ban Ki-moon hopes for successful Minsk talks on Ukraine Ban Ki-moon hopes for successful Minsk talks on Ukraine
"Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon praised the intensive diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a solid and long-term ceasefire in the east of Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements"...
11 Feb 2015
Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of Minsk Book Fair Lukashenko sends greetings to participants of Minsk Book Fair
“Several generations of Belarusians are fond of books, which characters were role models, which helped develop the worldview, fostered commitment to the Homeland, developed the ability to find a way out from difficult life situations”...
10 Feb 2015
EU expects positive outcome from Normandy format meeting in Minsk EU expects positive outcome from Normandy format meeting in Minsk
“We will hope for fruitful work and positive results of the meeting. The war should be stopped anyways”...
10 Feb 2015
Shchyokin: Minsk is becoming a universal venue for talks on the Ukrainian crisis Shchyokin: Minsk is becoming a universal venue for talks on the Ukrainian crisis
"Minsk’s rating has increased tangibly lately. The international community has recognized efforts of the Belarus president to enable the conditions for the negotiations"...
10 Feb 2015
Lukashenko: Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park project is important for bilateral relations Lukashenko: Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park project is important for bilateral relations
The head of state believes that it is essential to accelerate the construction of the facility. He emphasized that the Chinese side views this project as one of the most important projects in the Belarusian-Chinese relations...
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