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Lukashenka defends efforts to normalize relations with United States

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has defended Belarus’ efforts to normalize its relations with the United States, promising that they will not harm the country’s close ties with Russia.

Lukashenka speaks at Independence Day parade

Small nations are also currently involved in global conflicts, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in his speech at an Independence Day military parade staged in Minsk on Wednesday night.

Lukashenka, Putin discuss oil contamination crisis

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin discussed on Saturday a crisis caused by deliveries of contaminated oil from Russia to Belarus, according to Russian media reports.

Belarus’ GDP reported up three percent in 2018

Belarus’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by an estimated 3.0 percent in 2018 to total 121.6 billion rubels, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported on Thursday.

Patriarch’s exarch warns against independence for Belarus’ Orthodox Church

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)’s Belarusian Exarchate has expressed vehement opposition to a Belarusian Orthodox Church that would be independent of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Russia willing to move further in development of Union State, Medvedev says

Moscow is willing to move further in the development of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday, speaking at a session of the Union State’s Council of Ministers in Brest.

There can be no EAEU without equal conditions, Lukashenka says

There can be no Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) without equal conditions, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday, speaking at an EAEU summit in Russia’s Saint Petersburg.

Lukashenka appoints new head of Minsk City Executive Committee

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his November 24 presidential edict, replaced Andrey Shorats with Transport Minister Anatol Sivak in the position of head of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

Pashinyan seeks explanations from Lukashenka

Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s acting prime minister, said Friday that he was going to demand explanations from Alyaksandr Lukashenka for telling Azerbaijan’s ambassador the details of a recent session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in

Lukashenka wants new-look cabinet to stay after presidential election

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Friday that he wanted the new-look cabinet to stay after the next presidential election.

Lukashenka meets one-on-one with Putin in Sochi

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a one-on-one meeting in Russia’s Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi on August 22.

Syarhey Rumas becomes new prime minister, four deputy prime ministers replaced

 Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Saturday fired Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow and appointed Syarhey Rumas as his successor, as well as replaced four of the five deputy prime ministers and named four new ministers.

Defense ministry claims that campaign is being waged to discredit Armed Forces

The defense ministry has claimed that a campaign is being waged to discredit the Belarusian Armed Forces following the recent death of a conscript soldier in a military unit near Barysaw.

Belarus receives $700-million loan from Russian government

Belarus received a $700-million loan from the Russian government on September 15, reported the Belarusian finance ministry.

Lukashenka promises "drastic" steps to develop IT sector

The Belarusian government will take "drastic" steps this summer to further develop its information technologies sector, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday in Minsk while opening the Belarusian-Vietnamese Business Forum.

Shapira relieved of duties as head of Minsk regional government

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday relieved Syamyon Shapira of his duties as head of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee in "connection with his transfer to another job."

Authorities’ actions contradict their words, EU delegation says

The Belarusian authorities’ recent actions contradict the country’s stated policy of democratization and international commitments, the European Union’s delegation to the third round of the EU-Belarus Coordination Group said in a statement on April 4.

Four suspects in riot case released

Four opposition activists who were arrested in March on suspicion of attempting to organize a riot were freed on April 1.

Police brutally suppress opposition demonstration in Minsk

Hundreds of people were grabbed by riot police in Minsk on Saturday afternoon after opposition activists attempted to demonstrate to mark the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the 1918 Belarusian National (Democratic) Republic.

New oil transportation fees extended indefinitely

The Belarusian Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade has extended indefinitely the new fees to be applied to the transportation of Russian crude oil through the territory of Belarus starting next month.

Lukashenka amends his decree against "social parasites"

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his January 12 decree, made amendments to his previous decree imposing a tax on people with no formal source of income.

Lukashenka warns against attempts to “humiliate” Belarus

Alyaksandr Lukashenka made a surprisingly combative speech during his Christmas Day visit to a church in Minsk, warning unnamed forces against trying to “humiliate” Belarus.

Two pro-Russian columnists arrested, facing charge of inciting ethnic hatred

Two contributors to controversial Russian news websites have been arrested and are facing a charge of inciting ethnic hatred over their articles questioning Belarus' statehood and criticizing Alyaksandr Lukashenka for what they described as drifting away from Russia.

Ukrainian authorities force Minsk-bound plane to fly back to Kyiv

Ukrainian security authorities on October 21 forced a passenger jet of Belarus’ national airline Belavia en route from Kyiv to Minsk to return to the departure airport.

There is no reason to change gas price for Belarus, Russian energy minister says

There is no reason to change the price of natural gas for Belarus, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak told reporters.