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12 May 2014
Lukashenko: West should not use Ukraine to put pressure on Russia Lukashenko: West should not use Ukraine to put pressure on Russia
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev...
10 May 2014
German fans name Minsk ideal place for ice hockey world championship German fans name Minsk ideal place for ice hockey world championship
“Minsk is a hockey city. Everybody likes ice hockey here. We have seen little kids with sticks and adults with ice hockey attributes and drawn flags on their faces,” one of German fans said...
9 May 2014
Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus president on Victory Day Foreign leaders congratulate Belarus president on Victory Day
The President of Russia praised efforts of Belarus’ leadership to preserve historic truth about Great Patriotic War events...
8 May 2014
Belarusian troops for Victory Day parade in Moscow Belarusian troops for Victory Day parade in Moscow
Russians and Belarusians should walk across the Red Square together as part of the parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with President of Russia Vladimir Putin...
8 May 2014
Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia cannot stare calmly at the latest events in Ukraine Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia cannot stare calmly at the latest events in Ukraine
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement at the informal meeting of the leaders of five nations in Moscow...
8 May 2014
Tretyak: I am glad big hockey comes to Belarus

  Tretyak: I am glad big hockey comes to Belarus  
“I have seen the two ice arenas. They are well-prepared for the championship. I have been to practically every arena in the world and I can say that Minsk Arena and Chizhovka Arena are of a world championship level”...
8 May 2014
Shagal: Israel’s government decides to abolish visas with Belarus Shagal: Israel’s government decides to abolish visas with Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus Yosef Shagal said in an interview...
7 May 2014
Belarus president: We will not give away our great victory Belarus president: We will not give away our great victory
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow...
5 May 2014
Confidence in Belarus’ successful CIS presidency in 2014 Confidence in Belarus’ successful CIS presidency in 2014
CIS Executive Committee Chairman Sergei Lebedev made the relevant statement as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk...
5 May 2014
Belarus president in favor of church’s active participation in state affairs Belarus president in favor of church’s active participation in state affairs
Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus Pavel...
3 May 2014
Lukashenko: Belarus gets its people’s car Lukashenko: Belarus gets its people’s car
After visiting the joint Belarusian-Chinese company producing Geely cars, Alexander Lukashenko stressed that this was the place where the Belarusian production of motor cars was rising...
3 May 2014
Belarus calls upon Ukraine’s political forces to stop bloodshed Belarus calls upon Ukraine’s political forces to stop bloodshed
The statement of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus says in respect to the recent developments in Ukraine...
1 May 2014
Vorsin: IIHF WC opening ceremony will be 17 minutes long Vorsin: IIHF WC opening ceremony will be 17 minutes long
Head of the Directorate for the 2014 IIHF World Championship Yevgeny Vorsin explained that the opening ceremony is strictly regulated by the International Ice Hockey Federation...
29 Apr 2014
Khristenko: All major issues on draft EEU treaty settled Khristenko: All major issues on draft EEU treaty settled
The presidents instructed to finalize all the details of the treaty in the shortest time possible and submit the document for signing at the Troika summit in Astana on 29 May...
29 Apr 2014
Putin acknowledges unresolved issues with EEU, confident of compromise Putin acknowledges unresolved issues with EEU, confident of compromise
Vladimir Putin stated that a lot of work has been done to create "the most advanced integration project on the post-Soviet space.” According to him, the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan is already functional and yields real benefits...
29 Apr 2014
Kazakhstan views disagreements on Eurasian Economic Union as resolvable Kazakhstan views disagreements on Eurasian Economic Union as resolvable
“I do not think we should rush the matter. There is, however, a possibility to meet the deadline and address all the issues. We can come to an agreement,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said...
29 Apr 2014
Lukashenko: Either partners launch EEU project now or postpone it for ten years Lukashenko: Either partners launch EEU project now or postpone it for ten years
Alexander Lukashenko had to admit that there are already a number of matters on which the partners disagree and the list of these issues is alarming. “We gathered here to resolve them,” he said...
29 Apr 2014
Lukashenko wants Eurasian Economic Union Treaty to be economy-focused Lukashenko wants Eurasian Economic Union Treaty to be economy-focused
"I would like to hear from you as the point man for the document preparation what progress has been made in this regard,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “I would like to know what headway we have made, what the document is more about – politics or economy. I would like the latter"...
26 Apr 2014
Makei: Belarus’ image is diabolized in the European public mind Makei: Belarus’ image is diabolized in the European public mind
“If Belarus makes some headway, this information is tabooed since it is positive. If some problems appear in Belarus, they are exaggerated and assume a shape of a tragedy. The same issues in other countries are simply ignored”...
25 Apr 2014
Lukashenko: West and Russia should calm down for stabilization in Ukraine Lukashenko: West and Russia should calm down for stabilization in Ukraine
“The situation is very serious, it should be stabilized. The West and Russia should both calm down and understand one thing: we are in great responsibility for this piece of land. A unique nation, our people, Slavs live there”...
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