16:52 SocietyBelarus pledges strong response to any aggressive moves Belarus will respond decisively to anyone who decides to speak from a position of force, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin told the media in Luninets District where President Aleksandr Lukashenko visited the military facilities and held a meeting on military security.
16:44 PresidentLukashenko opines on who masterminded mutiny in Kazakhstan The president once again emphasized that people want justice. “And people see, having lived for decades in a new reality after the collapse of the Soviet Union, that there is no justice, that things are getting worse and worse, that some are getting richer, while others are getting poorer,” he said.
16:32 EconomyChina-Belarus Great Stone park posts strong growth “We were really pleased with some figures, first of all economic ones. The Great Stone park resident companies have posted net profits cumulatively. In past years most of the resident companies were actively involved in investment activities (construction, equipment, and financing). Last year we posted Br13 million in profits. That was not high but still,” Aleksandr Yaroshenko said.
15:53 PresidentLukashenko: Election is the only legitimate way for transit of power Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that he is responsible about the discharge of his presidential duties: "People showed their trust in me, and you see, I work. Whether I am fed up with this or not... No one will be able to reproach me for not fulfilling my official duties. I'm a village man. That was how we were raised in the village."
15:53 PartnersRare portraits of Ottoman sultans sold for $1.83M in London British auction house Sotheby's sold a group of six rare paintings of Ottoman sultans for £1.34 million ($1.83 million) on Thursday.
15:29 PresidentLukashenko: New Constitution draft is a Constitution of the future “I am sure that what we are proposing, what I have proposed to the people - the Constitution draft - is a Constitution of the future. The most important thing is that we must learn to strictly abide by the law without veering left or right in the coming two or three years. Then there will be no dual power,” the head of state said.
14:59 PresidentLukashenko: Only war can prevent constitutional referendum in Belarus "Events like a referendum might be canceled only in one case: if, God forbid, a war breaks out. I've already commented on this. I don't think it will. Therefore, we will hold the referendum," the head of state said.
14:22 PresidentLukashenko warns West against attempts to invade Belarus-Russia Union State The head of state noted that as the Belarusian president and chairman of the Union State Supreme State Council, he wants to emphasize that Belarus and Russia do not want any war. “Not only because it's hard and bad. We don't want it also because we remember what it is like [the Great Patriotic War],” he said.
13:56 PresidentLukashenko comments on ICAO report into Ryanair incident “The best way for them to move forward is to soft-pedal the topic,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
13:53 EconomyPetrishenko: Belarus interested in free movement of goods in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus is interested in the free movement of goods in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister, member of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission from Belarus Igor Petrishenko told the media
12:53 PresidentLukashenko calls for protecting Belarus' border with Ukraine It hurts us to watch what is happening in Ukraine. Its current political leadership, being under external control, sometimes behaves unpredictably and irrationally. Therefore, we need to get ready for this unpredictability and irrationality and, God forbid, military actions,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
12:33 SocietyRussia sends two S-400 Triumf battalions to Belarus for military exercise “The air defense units will undertake a combined march by rail and on their own to training grounds in the Republic of Belarus,” the Russian ministry said. “Upon arrival at the training grounds, the teams will assume their positions, equip and camouflage them and practice air defense as part of the Unified Regional Air Defense System of Belarus and Russia.”
12:24 EconomyDeputy PM: Belarus, Azerbaijan should keep pace in trade, economic cooperation Belarus and Azerbaijan need to maintain momentum in trade and economic cooperation, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Belarus Ulvi Bakhshaliyev.
12:07 EconomyBUCE expands network of brokers in Russia To increase exchange commodity trade and the number of trading participants from Russia, the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange has accredited the third broker in this country.
12:00 In PicturesKryzhachok dance company The Belarusian honored amateur dance company Kryzhachok of the Belarusian State University was set up in 1945.