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16 Nov 2020
Events in Belarus described as serious lesson for other post-Soviet countries Events in Belarus described as serious lesson for other post-Soviet countries
When asked when the conflict in Belarus can be resolved, the head of state said that the protests have radicalized and they will not subside for no reason. "These are militants. They never back down. This is their chance," the president said. "They are dreaming of keeping the protests alive till spring. They expect that ‘the economy will be in a more difficult state, almost on the brink of collapse, and that it will be easier to deal with them them"...
16 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its policy towards Russia Lukashenko: Belarus will not change its policy towards Russia
The head of state noted that some mass media present the current stage in the Belarusian-Russian relations as “Lukashenko had to turn to Russia due to the circumstances”. “Look, Lukashenko has never turned away from Russia,” the president stressed...
16 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Even if left alone, I will fight for what has been created in Belarus for 25 years Lukashenko: Even if left alone, I will fight for what has been created in Belarus for 25 years
“There is nothing they can use against me. Forgive my indiscretion, but I am very devoted to my people and to my country. I came from the opposition to the government in very difficult times, when nationalism was on a rampage in Belarus. These are the ancestors of those who are fanning tensions inside the country today, on whom the external forces rely in Belarus today. Therefore, it is useless to try to control Lukashenko: there is nothing they can use against me," the president said...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko calls to form united front against color revolutions Lukashenko calls to form united front against color revolutions
According to him, many post-Soviet countries have “woken up and realized that alternative integration projects see us only as donors of raw materials and cheap workforce and as markets for non-essential goods”...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Belarusian state is a reality, has political clout, solid economic potential Lukashenko: Belarusian state is a reality, has political clout, solid economic potential
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Belarusian and foreign political observers on 13 November...
13 Nov 2020
Expert: Wearing face masks is crucial to curbing COVID-19 spread Expert: Wearing face masks is crucial to curbing COVID-19 spread
Wearing face masks on public transport is absolutely necessary, he noted. For example, the risk of disease transmission on a bus is high, because in cold weather all windows are closed, there is almost no air movement, and people stand close to each other, especially during rush hours...
13 Nov 2020
Lukashenko gives interview to Belarusian, foreign mass media Lukashenko gives interview to Belarusian, foreign mass media
"These meetings are traditionally a major channel of conversation with multi-million audiences, and an opportunity to outline positions on concerning issues, to think and to get a certain response"...
12 Nov 2020
MP: Belarus ready for open, active, engaged cooperation with OSCE PA MP: Belarus ready for open, active, engaged cooperation with OSCE PA
"We are ready to discuss issues of mutual interest and to act as an active partner in international dialogue with our colleagues"...
11 Nov 2020
Bundestag’s resolution denounced as blatant interference in internal affairs of Belarus Bundestag’s resolution denounced as blatant interference in internal affairs of Belarus
The adoption of a resolution on Belarus by the German Bundestag is blatant interference in the internal affairs of our country, reads the statement by Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko in connection with the resolution on the situation in Belarus adopted by the Bundestag on 4 November...
11 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus ready to hold 2021 IIHF World Championship, calls for boycott are baseless PM: Belarus ready to hold 2021 IIHF World Championship, calls for boycott are baseless
Nevertheless, according to him, Belarus should think over an algorithm of actions in case the format of the championship is changed, including without the co-host. "The Sport and Tourism Ministry declares its readiness for such a format"...
10 Nov 2020
PM: Belarus ready to share best COVID-19 response practices with SCO PM: Belarus ready to share best COVID-19 response practices with SCO
"Belarus has chosen its own way in the fight against the pandemic. Our policy has proved efficient"...
10 Nov 2020
Putin: Imposing decisions on Belarusian people from outside is unacceptable Putin: Imposing decisions on Belarusian people from outside is unacceptable
"We need to let the Belarusian people to calmly sort things out and make the necessary decisions themselves"...
10 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: People's interests must lie at the heart of the policy Lukashenko: People's interests must lie at the heart of the policy
"We made an agreement and I asked trade unions to ensure the control over the pricing. I see that trade unions are even more involved in the issue than government bodies"...
10 Nov 2020
Rosatom, Belarus in talks on possible construction of second NPP, research reactor Rosatom, Belarus in talks on possible construction of second NPP, research reactor
“On 3 November, the Belarusian power unit was connected to the country's power grid. It is the first Generation III+ reactor built on the European continent beyond Russia's borders. The launch of the Belarusian unit became an event of national scale. It is a joint victory of Russian and Belarusian specialists, a contribution to uniting people,” Alexey Likhachev said...
9 Nov 2020
Opinion: Belarus will not have electricity oversupply with BelNPP commissioning Opinion: Belarus will not have electricity oversupply with BelNPP commissioning
“There is no electric energy storage. It is an inseparable process: to produce exactly as much as it is needed,” Viktor Karankevich said. In his words, with the commissioning of the BelNPP, “the potential for electricity production will increase. The government has approved a set of measures to increase electricity consumption in the real sector of economy...
7 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Constitutional process will be smooth Lukashenko: Constitutional process will be smooth
The president stressed that the Constitution would be shaped by the people: "No falsifications. The Constitution our people adopt means the life and the government that we will have in the future"...
7 Nov 2020
Belarus thanked for cooperation with IAEA in ensuring BelNPP safety Belarus thanked for cooperation with IAEA in ensuring BelNPP safety
“We are grateful that Belarus perceives all the recommendations of international experts as binding,” Mikhail Chudakov noted...
6 Nov 2020
MFA condemns attempts to pressure Belarus, sovereign OSCE member state MFA condemns attempts to pressure Belarus, sovereign OSCE member state
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the Moscow Mechanism has become completely outdated and is not an instrument of dialogue and constructive cooperation today...
6 Nov 2020
Lukashenko puts forward ideas about Minsk metro development Lukashenko puts forward ideas about Minsk metro development
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Minsk metro development plan should also provide for the extension of the first line in the northwestern direction...
5 Nov 2020
Lukashenko: Coronavirus response must be systemic, on all fronts Lukashenko: Coronavirus response must be systemic, on all fronts
"All those who can be saved by possible and impossible methods will be saved"...
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