19:21 EconomyBelarus' GDP 5.2% down in January-July According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br104.6 billion in current prices or 94.8% as against January-July 2021 in comparable prices. In January-July 2022 the GDP deflator index equaled 116.8% year-on-year.
18:59 PoliticsBelarus-Russia defense technology cooperation discussed Dmitry Mezentsev went to see a number of stands of major manufacturers of weapons and military hardware. Those included a joint stand of the Republic of Belarus. The official was made familiar with products of OAO 558 Aircraft Repair Plant, OAO MZKT, OAO Agat – Control Systems, and other Belarusian defense companies.
18:25 EconomyBelarus' agricultural output at Br12.2bn in January-July 2022 As of 1 August 2022 agricultural enterprises had 4.1 million head of cattle, including 1.4 million cows. The number of pigs stood at 2.3 million.
18:22 EconomyEffective use of mineral resources seen as important component of import substitution in Belarus Aleksandr Chervyakov noted: “In 2016-2021 we imported more than $2.1 billion worth of mineral resources excluding mineral fuel, oil, natural gas, and electricity. In the current conditions effective use of mineral resources is becoming the most important component of rational import substitution.”
18:05 SocietyBelarus admits over 200 Ukrainian nationals over past 24 hours “Citizens of Ukraine continue to take a transit route via the EU countries to reach to Belarus. The Belarusian side provides them all the necessary assistance,” the committee informed.
17:37 PoliticsDefense minister: The West won't be allowed to start a domestic conflict in Belarus using militants Viktor Khrenin said: “Today we see how they keep making forces in the furnace of the Ukrainian military conflict to start a war against Belarus. We are concerned by actions of Western countries which create and train nationalistic military forces like Kalinovsky's regiment and units like that."
17:24 PoliticsKhrenin: Belarus calls for restoring bridges of trust between East and West Belarus calls for restoring bridges of trust between the East and the West, and offers Minsk as an open platform for such interaction, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said as he addressed the tenth edition of the Moscow Conference on International Security in the Russian capital on 16 August.
16:52 PoliticsVolfovich: Western countries ignored Belarus' initiatives on digital good-neighborliness The information expansion and calculated manipulation of digital technologies is one of the West-created factors contributing to instability, State Secretary of Belarus' Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich said.
16:20 PoliticsVolfovich: NATO was building up its potential long before the conflict in Ukraine Aleksandr Volfovich noted that it is obvious that NATO is bent on destroying the existing architecture of global and regional security and has substantially increased presence at its eastern borders.
15:58 PoliticsKhrenin: USA is cashing in on war in Europe again “It is no coincidence that since February the capitalization of American arms corporations has grown by tens of billions of dollars. Once again, the Americans are solving their economic issues and earning money from the war going across the ocean,” the defense minister stressed.
15:44 PresidentLukashenko compares plant gene bank to ‘national gold reserve' After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus not only preserved but also developed the domestic seed production traditions. The country has also created its own bank of genetic resources, which is currently highly valued in the world and is unique in the CIS.
15:29 SocietyAmbassador suggests shooting Bollywood movie in Belarus to attract Indian tourists In order to encourage more Indian tourists to visit Belarus it is necessary to shoot a Bollywood movie here, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Republic of Belarus Alok Ranjan Jha said answering journalists' questions, BelTA has learned.
14:44 PoliticsBelarus accuses West of fueling regional conflicts, cultivating ultraright ideas Aleksandr Volfovich said: “Information interaction is impossible without the transformation of ideology. Regional crises are deliberately fueled by the West and puppet countries, dependent countries play the key role in them. In order to maintain militant ardor ultranationalist ideas are cultivated in them."
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13:28 PresidentLukashenko shown new type of bread Domestic scientists are analyzing the baking qualities of grain of certain crops. Now they are actively working on triticale. Bread made from it is grayish, in contrast to the traditional black (rye) and white (wheat) bread.