20:27 PoliticsBelarusian MPs criticize PACE resolutions as another attempt to pressure Belarus After reading the resolutions PACE passed on 21 April 2021 in response to David Blencathra's report “Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus” and Alexandra Louis' report “Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation” Belarusian MPs made a number of comments.
19:48 PresidentLukashenko mentions ‘strong humane note' in Putin's address to parliament Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the end of another presidential period, I'd say, a very difficult and intense one. The annual address by the president is always a great deal of work. A work of very many people. But the president still carries the burden."
18:54 PoliticsPutin says ready to meet with Zelensky in Moscow We are ready to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists during the meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Moscow on 22 April.
18:47 PresidentUkraine's proposals to move negotiations on Donbass from Minsk dismissed as absurd Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the then president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had initially contacted him with a request to organize a negotiation platform in Belarus.
18:40 SocietyWork on centralized health information system in full swing in Belarus The development of a centralized information system in healthcare has entered an active phase, Viktor Sidorenko, head of the software and information support sector of the Healthcare Ministry.
18:39 PresidentLukashenko reports progress in reconciling Union State programs Belarus and Russia have made substantial progress in reconciling the Union State programs, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.
18:38 SocietyCSTO to hold international forum on collective security issues The Interpolitekh forum to discuss collective security issues will have a busy agenda that will include a scientific program, a business program, exhibitions, presentations, competitions, cultural and sports events.
18:33 PresidentPutin mentions successful development of Belarus-Russia relations Vladimir Putin said: “Our relations are developing successfully. Despite the pandemic and a certain decrease in trade turnover, the trade volume is still nearly $30 billion today. I am convinced that everything will be restored in full.”
18:28 PresidentLukashenko, Putin in talks in Moscow The two heads of state will discuss the Belarus-Russia agenda, with a focus on trade and economic cooperation, including the matters that were raised at their previous meetings and telephone conversations.
18:02 SocietyTrains from Russia's Kaliningrad to make additional stops in Belarus Starting from 22 April trains from Kaliningrad, Russia will be making additional stops in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Railways.
17:11 SportBahdanovich re-elected chairman of Belarusian Association of Student Sports Aliaksandr Bahdanovich, Olympic champion in canoe, has been re-elected chairman of the Belarusian Association of Student Sports. He said his main goal is to further develop student sports in the country and improve the performance of the association.
16:33 SocietyBelarus set to develop its own COVID-19 prototype vaccine by September “We are now actively working on a vaccine against the coronavirus infection. By the end of August we will be able to report on the development of a Belarusian prototype vaccine,” Vladimir Gusakov said.
16:31 EconomyBelarus ships almost 23t of hazardous waste abroad for disposal By joining the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Belarus has committed to neutralizing all waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls by 2028.
16:10 PresidentLukashenko wishes happy birthday to Honored Artist of Belarus Yelena Spiridovich “Your creative life is inseparably connected with the Belarusian television,” the head of state remarked. “Millions of TV viewers in Belarus and abroad know you as the host of landmark cultural events, and the International Festival of Arts Slaviansky Bazaar in Vitebsk has a special place among them.”
15:38 SportMinsk to host second shogi tournament on 24-25 April The aim of the tournament is to develop the culture of the Japanese chess game in Belarus as well as to strengthen the bilateral relations in sports by means of attracting shogi amateurs to the tournament.