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26 May 2021
Lukashenko on situation with Latvian embassy: Belarus has done what sovereign states do Lukashenko on situation with Latvian embassy: Belarus has done what sovereign states do
“In the situation with the Latvian embassy and the expulsion of the diplomatic mission Belarus has done what a sovereign nation-state having the right to act like that does,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
25 May 2021
Russian FM: Actions of Belarusian aviation authorities in line with international rules Russian FM: Actions of Belarusian aviation authorities in line with international rules
The actions of the Belarusian aviation authorities in the situation with the Ryanair aircraft were in line with the international rules, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary posted on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry...
24 May 2021
Belarus ready to invite international experts to probe into Ryanair plane landing in Minsk Belarus ready to invite international experts to probe into Ryanair plane landing in Minsk
"We are ready to conduct a transparent investigation of this incident involving relevant international specialists. As far as I know no EU country, no Western country has requested information on this case from the Belarusian side for the time being," Vladimir Makei stressed...
21 May 2021
No plans to amend election laws prior to referendum on Belarusian Constitution No plans to amend election laws prior to referendum on Belarusian Constitution
In her words, the referendum will be organized in line with the existing rules and regulations. “But I am convinced all the consequent elections will be organized in line with improved norms that will take into account all the societal challenges that occurred during the latest campaign to elect the president of the Republic of Belarus”...
21 May 2021
Call for EAEU's active alignment with China’s Belt and Road initiative Call for EAEU's active alignment with China’s Belt and Road initiative
The head of state believes that at the current stage of the dialogue with Chinese partners it is advisable to focus on the development of digital transport corridors. “It is also necessary to promote the export of our products to China. With regard to food it is necessary to optimize veterinary, sanitary and phytosanitary control”...
20 May 2021
FM talks about Belarus’ future FM talks about Belarus’ future
"The future of Belarus largely depends on whether allies and partners in Eurasia and the world can come to an agreement with each other. Our security and wellbeing are inseparably linked to this factor"...
20 May 2021
Military pilots who died in plane crash in Baranovichi hailed as heroes Military pilots who died in plane crash in Baranovichi hailed as heroes
“The pilots did not eject. As the flight recorders suggest, they fought to the end. It was just that one of them was thrown away by an ejector when the jet hit the ground. They fought to the end, knowing that the time was not on their side. They realized that had the aircraft fallen on residential areas, it would have been a disaster. Two heroic people died,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said...
19 May 2021
Belarus’ government secures stable operation of social sector Belarus’ government secures stable operation of social sector
“The government secures stable operation and development of the social sector. It is based on the basic principles of the policy drawn up by the head of state and aimed at a concrete person, his/her needs and interests. The main task for the current period is not to let the level of real welfare of our people, the volume and accessibility of state-guaranteed services go down”...
18 May 2021
Lukashenko reveals details of ordinance passed on 9 May Lukashenko reveals details of ordinance passed on 9 May
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that the ordinance is necessary because the members of the Security Council and millions of people supporting the current political course should not be concerned about their fate...
18 May 2021
Belarus-made Sputnik V vaccine quality checked by Russia's Gamaleya institute Belarus-made Sputnik V vaccine quality checked by Russia's Gamaleya institute
The director general emphasized that the quality control of this vaccine is done by the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology that developed the vaccine. “As soon as they confirm that this vaccine complies with the regulatory document developed by them, the vaccine reaches the consumer,” Sergei Belyayev said...
14 May 2021
Lukashenko comments on restoration of fire-damaged church in Budslav Lukashenko comments on restoration of fire-damaged church in Budslav
"One should not rush with it, even experts say that. We need to help with disassembling and other works ... However, let specialists do their work, examine what needs to be done. They will not do anything without the state anyway"...
13 May 2021
Minister: COVID-19 cases are unlikely to hit autumn’s peak in Belarus Minister: COVID-19 cases are unlikely to hit autumn’s peak in Belarus
“In any case, it will only get better. The virus is seasonal and subsides in summer. We spend more time outside, go on holidays, eat more fresh vegetables and fruit, which is very beneficial for the immune system. In addition to that, vaccination will go on, therefore the case numbers will not be as big as in the autumn,” Dmitry Pinevich said...
9 May 2021
Lukashenko: Belarusians must not give away this land to anyone Lukashenko: Belarusians must not give away this land to anyone
It is the first time in millennia that Belarusians can live independently in their own land...
9 May 2021
Lukashenko urges Belarusians to show more unity to protect independence Lukashenko urges Belarusians to show more unity to protect independence
"We have to do everything to strengthen the nation’s unity so that our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren could always live and work in the beautiful, peaceful, and definitely happy country while honoring the heroic legacy of their forefathers"...
9 May 2021
Lukashenko: The world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation Lukashenko: The world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation
"Today we should openly say that during the Great Patriotic War it was the first time Belarusians had faced a massive and systematic extermination of the civilian population"...
7 May 2021
FM: Belarus may retaliate against European business if new sanctions are imposed FM: Belarus may retaliate against European business if new sanctions are imposed
"We analyze all possible scenarios and will not allow our retaliatory measures to hinder the country’s economic development or affect the living standards of Belarusians"...
7 May 2021
Lukashenko calls for unity in Belarus Lukashenko calls for unity in Belarus
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Belarus has been recently facing many challenges and threats brought about by global factors among other things such as, for instance, the coronavirus pandemic...
5 May 2021
Friendly relations between Belarus, Moldova pointed out Friendly relations between Belarus, Moldova pointed out
"The two countries have a good history of relations as two friendly nations. We have no serious problems"...
4 May 2021
Belarus prime minister about new response to sanctions: We will play it by ear Belarus prime minister about new response to sanctions: We will play it by ear
Roman Golovchenko stressed that in line with international law sanctions can be authorized in response to extremely serious and proven crimes, which are committed in a specific country. Such a situation cannot apply to Belarus...
3 May 2021
Open dialogue seen as only way to achieve true democracy Open dialogue seen as only way to achieve true democracy
"There is an absolutely inclusive, open dialogue which is aimed at improving the constitutional process and amending the constitution. Everyone can take part in this process"...
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