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4 Nov 2021
Kochanova calls for unity in preserving Belarus, its traditions, mentality Kochanova calls for unity in preserving Belarus, its traditions, mentality
Natalya Kochanova emphasized that there is not a slightest doubt that Belarusians should stand united in order to preserve their sovereignty. “This is not about monolithic like-mindedness. We should be united in our determination to preserve our country, our traditions and mentality and live in accordance with them. This is what defines us as a people, as a nation,” she stated...
3 Nov 2021
Belarus’ relations with Azerbaijan hailed Belarus’ relations with Azerbaijan hailed
"We highly appreciate the relations between Belarus and Azerbaijan, and most importantly, that they have been developing positively in economy, politics, culture and education. Of course, an exceptional role in this is played by the presidents of our states. We understand that our main task is to preserve these relations and enhance them,” said Vladimir Andreichenko...
1 Nov 2021
Lukashenko: Discipline is crucial for companies’ performance Lukashenko: Discipline is crucial for companies’ performance
“Where there is order, discipline, technology, there will be results. It does not matter whether it is private or state property. I am against neither this nor that. Everything should be done in a fair manner”...
1 Nov 2021
Minister: About 2.9m of Belarusians get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Minister: About 2.9m of Belarusians get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
“Slightly less than 4% of vaccinated people are in hospitals, less than 0.5% - in intensive care units. This proves that the vaccine works. People have heard us. We do not allow any pressure to vaccinate. I think it is very important,” the minister said...
29 Oct 2021
Lukashenko gives thumbs up to new manufacturing facility in Dobrush Lukashenko gives thumbs up to new manufacturing facility in Dobrush
The head of state also cited the machine-building industry. In this area Belarus competes well with many Western countries, which is why they want to squeeze Belarusian companies out of their markets...
28 Oct 2021
Belarus plans to vaccinate 5m people by year-end Belarus plans to vaccinate 5m people by year-end
"The analysis of the COVID-19 case rate inspires cautious optimism. The same was said by the head of state who has a complete analysis of the situation. The number of hospitalizations for pneumonia in all regions has decreased and the number of people who fall ill has also slightly decreased"...
28 Oct 2021
Vice-premier unveils Belarus’ efforts to mitigate sanctions Vice-premier unveils Belarus’ efforts to mitigate sanctions
According to him, targeted measures were taken immediately in the manufacturing, petrochemical, transport and banking sectors to normalize their financial and economic operation...
27 Oct 2021
Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to be held on 14-17 July in 2022 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to be held on 14-17 July in 2022
The deputy prime minister informed that in 2022 great attention will be paid to song contests for young performers and children in addition to traditional festival events...
26 Oct 2021
Lukashenko urges doctors not to ease up fighting COVID-19 Lukashenko urges doctors not to ease up fighting COVID-19
Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that COVID-19 is slowing down in the country. The president cited statistics: the average weekly growth rate in new cases shrank 1.5 times over the last week...
26 Oct 2021
Lukashenko says never opposed mask wearing Lukashenko says never opposed mask wearing
The head of state is of the same opinion in respect to vaccination: a vaccine may protect you from catching the disease or help recover faster. There is no need, however, to force people to get vaccinated. “The vaccine has proved its worth: you get sick less, and if you do get sick - you will survive"...
22 Oct 2021
Lukashenko orders to keep prices in check Lukashenko orders to keep prices in check
One of the topical issues on the agenda was the price rise. The head of state ordered to keep prices in check: “We are approaching a winter period and in addition to the COVID-19 response, we need to curb the price rise so that people will not have to struggle to survive. This pertains first and foremost to food prices,” the president said...
21 Oct 2021
PM: All newly discovered war graves will be monumentalized PM: All newly discovered war graves will be monumentalized
Excavations will continue until all the circumstances of the atrocities that took place here during the war are established...
20 Oct 2021
Lukashenko cautiously optimistic about coronavirus situation in Belarus Lukashenko cautiously optimistic about coronavirus situation in Belarus
"There is this general trend in the country. Therefore there is cautious optimism that we will make it through. We will definitely make it through"...
19 Oct 2021
Lukashenko emphasizes importance of vaccination Lukashenko emphasizes importance of vaccination
"I have never been against vaccination. Otherwise, I would not have negotiated the Sputnik vaccine with Putin"...
19 Oct 2021
Minister: Coronavirus is completely under control in Belarus Minister: Coronavirus is completely under control in Belarus
The minister emphasized that a detailed analysis of the epidemiological situation in Belarus is being carried out and the necessary measures are being taken at all levels of government...
18 Oct 2021
Lukashenko demands greater efficiency from foreign intelligence service Lukashenko demands greater efficiency from foreign intelligence service
"Increasing the efficiency of the foreign intelligence service will boost the capacity of the KGB. The service needs to be transformed into a unit capable of addressing strategic tasks; it is necessary to enhance its offensive nature, to build up the capacity of secret intelligence and other methods and forms that you know about"...
15 Oct 2021
Belarus’ CIS chairmanship lauded Belarus’ CIS chairmanship lauded
"A lot of work has been done to bolster multilateral cooperation in the year of the 30th anniversary of the CIS," he said...
15 Oct 2021
Pashinyan lauds Belarus’ role in promoting cooperation in CIS Pashinyan lauds Belarus’ role in promoting cooperation in CIS
"Despite a number of epidemiological restrictions, Belarus has made every effort to promote cooperation," the prime minister said...
14 Oct 2021
Kochanova: We are not afraid of sanctions, the truth is on our side Kochanova: We are not afraid of sanctions, the truth is on our side
"We will do our best and will tell the truth about what is happening in our country so that the international community would know the true information about the processes in Belarus. Believe me, we are not afraid of any sanctions, because we understand that the truth is on our side,” Natalya Kochanova said...
14 Oct 2021
Lukashenko: COVID-19 vaccines should become available to all Lukashenko: COVID-19 vaccines should become available to all
"I absolutely support WHO and, above all, its leadership when they say that one should not be selfish today," the Belarusian leader stressed...
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