14:06 SportBelarus President's team claim first win in amateur ice hockey tournament final The Belarus President's team faced the team of Minsk Oblast at the Olympic Arena on 1 April. The goalless opening period was followed by a 5-on-3 shorthanded goal from Maksim Slysh who put the visitors on the scoreboard early in the second frame.
20:59 PresidentLukashenko promises immediate response to any encroachment upon Belarus' territory Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are ready for any turn of events. Once again I'd like to calm down everyone, who worries about peace and security in our country: don't be afraid of anything, everything will be fine. We will defend peace as best as we can instead of destroying it."
20:32 PresidentLukashenko, Putin to meet ahead of Union State Supreme State Council “We are going to meet with Vladimir Putin one day ahead of the Supreme State Council meeting,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
20:18 SocietyVolfovich: Security issues mentioned by the president are important not only for Belarus “Today, as always, the president had a powerful address to the Belarusian people and the parliament. The address also touched upon the national security sector. The president offered an analysis of the situation in the world and in our country,” Aleksandr Volfovich stressed.
19:46 PresidentLukashenko against party of power, bought-and-paid-for foreign agents in Belarus “Nevertheless, we've never impeded and will not impede party system development,” he pointed out. It is particularly true for initiatives originating from the people, who sincerely love their country, their home, their family, strive for a peaceful future for their kids, Aleksandr Lukashenko added.
19:40 PoliticsDiplomat: Serbia is grateful to Belarus for support of its sovereignty Serbia is grateful to Belarus for continuous, consistent and principled support of its sovereignty, BelTA learned from Charge d'Affaires of Serbia in Minsk Aleksandar Crevar, who was invited to attend Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko's Address to the Belarusian people and the parliament on 31 March.
19:18 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus president is in control of Russian troops in Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Understanding that Belarus covers the western flank of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, President Putin and I have decided on the partial deployment of the regional military force. We are training it just in case. This decision has been implemented."
19:17 SocietyAmbrazevich: President's message is aimed at strengthening Belarus' foreign policy positions According to the deputy minister, there are no other options but the peaceful resolution of emerging problems. “According to the Constitution, the head of state determines the country's foreign policy.
18:59 PresidentLukashenko comments on cooperation with African nations The head of state noted that work is underway to build a strong foundation for long-term interaction with a wide range of countries of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
18:56 PresidentLukashenko on Belarus' SCO accession: We will become stronger “Western financial instruments are vulnerable and politicized, so we need to actively develop the instruments of the new Eurasian financial system, including bank payments and transactions, the rating assessment of institutions and assets. We need to work on much more, including information security and food security,” the president said.
18:43 PresidentLukashenko speaks about national security threats “Although we are a relatively small state, it has turned out that we can play an important role,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “Otherwise, they would not have portrayed Belarus as an enemy in the eyes of the European community. They would not have injected billions in this propaganda,” the head of state remarked.
18:39 PresidentBelarus ready to host strategic nuclear weapons if necessary The head of state stressed that Belarus and Russia will exercise the necessary efforts and will use means at their disposal to ensure their sovereignty and independence. Thus, the Belarusian army has acquired a powerful missile system Iskander, which is unmatched in the world and can carry nuclear warheads.
18:36 PresidentLukashenko: The more we want to live in a peaceful sovereign state, the stronger we must be “Today, I think no one needs to be explained why the state needs a strong army equipped with the latest technology, why we need to develop our own military industry, and how important it is not to depend on anyone in this matter. The more we want to live in a peaceful sovereign state, the stronger we must be. It is an axiom,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
18:18 PresidentLukashenko identifies Belarus' GDP growth drivers in 2023 Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “This year we have to achieve the growth of the gross domestic product of about 4% as the five-year program stipulates. How can we achieve that? We know how.”
18:10 PresidentLukashenko outlines priority for Eurasian integration “Back then the launch of the Eurasian Economic Community marked a new qualitative stage of Eurasian integration. Today the priority task is to develop a fully-fledged economic union without withdrawals and restrictions. It is on its way to becoming one of the significant centers in Eurasia,” the president said.