21:08 PresidentLukashenko talks about amnesty, pardons, political bargaining Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I never bargain when people are at stake. Maybe because I am a countryman and didn't grow up in present-day Minsk. I saw poverty and I saw genuine friendship and mutual assistance. And we fought each other with wooden sticks. But we helped each other afterwards, too."
19:58 PoliticsBelarus signs convention on easier border crossing for trains The document will make a significant contribution to better transport connections and higher mobility in Eurasia. During the signing of the convention Vladimir Makei had a brief talk to UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs Miguel de Serpa Soares.
19:26 SocietyBelarus, Azerbaijan eager to advance cooperation in communications, informatization Konstantin Shulgan and Ulvi Bakhshaliyev remarked upon positive results of Belarus-Azerbaijan cooperation in communications and informatization. Matters concerning the expansion of constructive interaction, including within the framework of mutual participation in various international events, were discussed.
18:54 PoliticsCSTO secretary general, Armenian acting foreign minister discuss ways to reduce tensions in region Stanislav Zas and Vahe Gevorgyan discussed the current situation and the joint political and diplomatic measures that need to be taken in order to reduce tensions in the region.
18:23 PoliticsBelarus, Türkiye share views on prospects for resolving conflict in Ukraine “The parties exchanged views on the situation in the region and the prospects for resolving the conflict in Ukraine, and reaffirmed their interest in its peaceful resolution,” the ministry said.
17:49 PoliticsBelarusian foreign ministry angered by Estonia's undiplomatic actions “The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has analyzed a number of recent deliberate actions of the Estonian authorities, including official attempts to appropriate the right to speak on behalf of the Belarusian people and adventurism on the UN platform,” the ministry said.
16:57 EconomyCall on CIS states to accelerate removal of obstacles in mutual trade The members of the CIS Economic Council approved the draft plan of joint actions to combat resistance to antimicrobial drugs, and also the draft regulations on the basic organization to assess healthcare technologies, quality control and financing of medical care in the CIS.
16:02 SocietyOpinion: Pressure on Belarus will be increasing, the response should be tough “Our position is clear, open and dictated by our national interests, obligations within the framework of the Union State and is generally in the interests of the Belarusian state and people,” said Vadim Borovik.
15:16 PresidentLukashenko: If the SCO keeps the pace, it will have a great future The head of state noted that earlier the SCO was a regional organization, now it is turning into a global player. Countries from other regions already want to join the SCO, and these are quite rich states.
15:04 PresidentLukashenko in favor of patriotic education from young age “We'd better spend money now on educating these extra [school students], who hang about in some private schools, instead of having to reeducate them later on. Because these things start in kindergartens and schools,” he stressed.
14:27 PresidentLukashenko speaks about possible return of fugitive Belarusians He stressed: “We have to be very careful. We shouldn't push away anyone. People's lives and their fates are at stake. Case by case. There will be more and more of them. But we have to live through this period.”
14:06 PresidentLukashenko questions democracy in the West “The West is diverse. There is something in the West that we need to adopt for sure. The Germans accuse us of ‘dictatorship' and stuff like that,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
13:47 PresidentLukashenko talks about unprecedented crop harvest, admits to never eating hamburgers “A cheeseburger or a hamburger… Never ever. Not in my house. The younger son and the older sons haven't either. They are not accustomed to that,” Aleksandr Lukashenko shared a personal example.
13:33 PresidentLukashenko: Presidential pardon is not a bargaining chip “But those who must stay in jail will stay there. I do not bargain people's fates. I am not accustomed to it. Do not take what is not yours. Do not offend others. Fairness and justice are above all,” the head of state concluded.
13:19 EconomyAlmost 90% of area under millet cleared in Belarus Belarusian agricultural workers have gathered in millet from 89.3% of the area under this crop, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.