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26 Sep 2019
Zero military threat from Belarus for Ukraine stressed Zero military threat from Belarus for Ukraine stressed
"Belarusian army units may be deployed in Donbass only when I make the decision. I am the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. We have an absolutely mobile, well-armed army fit for modern combat"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko speaks about relations with Putin, Poroshenko, Tokayev Lukashenko speaks about relations with Putin, Poroshenko, Tokayev
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, he also has cordial and frank relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I can tell him everything: from personal things to politics. I can be very straightforward with him any time without thinking how it will be perceived"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko on upcoming meeting with Zelensky: We will find common ground Lukashenko on upcoming meeting with Zelensky: We will find common ground
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the upcoming meeting will provide a good opportunity to meet each other and to better understand each other’s stance on different matters. “I promise I will be sincere. I am known to be an honest man, and I am used to speaking my mind”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Putin doesn’t intend to hold on to power at any cost Lukashenko: Putin doesn’t intend to hold on to power at any cost
The head of state dismissed allegations that Vladimir Putin would like to extend his term of office by getting Belarus to join the Russian Federation. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it is not true...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: New generation will not surrender Belarus to anyone Lukashenko: New generation will not surrender Belarus to anyone
The president drew attention to the peace-loving and independent nature of the Belarusian people. This is especially true about the young generation of Belarusians who were born during the time of sovereign Belarus and who do not know what the Soviet Union was...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat Lukashenko: Belarus has no potential enemies, but ready to repel any threat
"We have been building our military policy very carefully and are ready to repel any threat from any direction. Our army is not the same as in Ukraine or Russia: we do not have huge units that can be deployed by fronts"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration Lukashenko: Too many vacuous conversations about Belarus-Russia integration
"There are too many vacuous and absolutely wrong, inaccurate conversations about our integration processes with Russia. All are worried. But why? Belarus is a sovereign independent state. Just like Ukraine"...
26 Sep 2019
Call to fulfill all Belarus-Ukraine agreements
The head of state said that he had never had bad relations with Ukrainian presidents. However, existing agreements were not always implemented...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Trump, Zelensky liked each other
"I have been in politics for a long time and I have been to the UN many times. It was a regular day, but you made it something to remember. The meeting of Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, as I see it, was decent, intelligent and nice"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Ukraine should be united and undivided
“On this platform, in hot UN days or without them, we will build relations with our neighbors, first of all, with our Ukraine”...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus not going to be friends with West against Russia
"This is our position. We will make our own decisions regarding our relations with Russia and China on the one hand, and the EU and the United States on the other. U.S. officials, even high-ranking ones, have always been okay with that"...
26 Sep 2019
Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to help restore Donbass infrastructure
“This position is based not only on the platform of good neighborliness. The ongoing conflict in the east of Ukraine breaks our hearts, too. This is our pain”...
26 Sep 2019
Belarus supports international efforts to ban nuclear tests Belarus supports international efforts to ban nuclear tests
"At the same time he expressed concern over the accelerating trend to devalue the CTBT against the backdrop of rising tensions between the global superpowers"...
25 Sep 2019
Belarus calls for effective partnership of UN, regional organizations in the name of peace Belarus calls for effective partnership of UN, regional organizations in the name of peace
“This is a demand of today, a condition for maintaining sustainable development of countries and peoples and creating safe conditions for progress and prosperity,” the Belarusian minister noted...
25 Sep 2019
Belarus moving into higher than average income countries category Belarus moving into higher than average income countries category
"On the one hand, it is a positive thing. It testifies to our maturity. On the other hand, it signifies the need to think about and create a new context for Belarus’ interaction with the UNDP"...
25 Sep 2019
Minsk to host EAEU Sustainable Development Goals Forum in 2020 Minsk to host EAEU Sustainable Development Goals Forum in 2020
"We held the first regional forum of national coordinators for SDGs, the first national forum for sustainable development. We do not rest on our laurels. We have suggested Minsk and its services to organize a big SDGs forum for the EAEU region in H1 2020"...
24 Sep 2019
Latvia named among Belarus’ major tourism source markets Latvia named among Belarus’ major tourism source markets
According to Einars Semanis, tourism is good diplomacy, and tourism contacts have been growing. He called tourism an important part of the Belarusian-Latvian relations and assured that the embassy will contribute to the development of tourist contacts between Belarus and Latvia as much as possible...
24 Sep 2019
Belarus’ initiative to restart Helsinki process gaining more support Belarus’ initiative to restart Helsinki process gaining more support
The ongoing meeting is dedicated to the issues that concern people the most: peace, security, unobstructed development, freedom from obsolete doctrines and misleading stereotypes. The speaker underlined that the only way to avert the worst scenarios is to sit down at the negotiating table...
24 Sep 2019
Andreichenko: With INF over, the world has come to very dangerous point Andreichenko: With INF over, the world has come to very dangerous point
Vladimir Andreichenko expressed concern that “the policy of intimidation, national selfishness, disregard for the interests of entire countries and peoples are once again coming to the forefront in the name of preserving the dominant position of individual states”...
24 Sep 2019
Belarus determined to implement roadmap of economic reforms Belarus determined to implement roadmap of economic reforms
"We are fully aware of the issues we have and we are determined to deal with them without delay starting from next year and the next five-year period"...
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