18:44 EconomyBelarus' Development Bank to finance supply of Belarusian farm machines to Mongolia In 2021, the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus (DBRB) will issue a €4.5 million loan to finance the supply of Belarus tractors and agricultural equipment made by Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia.
18:42 SocietyProtasevich describes pre-trial detention facility as safest place for him Roman Protasevich added that he has been always guided solely by his beliefs in his actions. Now he has made an informed decision to cooperate with the investigation.
18:36 SocietyProtasevich has no complaints regarding conditions of detention “I feel fine. I do not have any complaints. Nobody has beaten me,” said Roman Protasevich.
18:23 SocietyProtasevich says wanted to quit politics over disillusionment “I wanted to quit Telegram channels, political movements. I wanted to get out of politics, away from these feuds, internal games, because it was totally alien to me,” he said.
18:20 SportAzarenka, Sabalenka advance in Berlin Championships 2021 doubles event In the round of Last 16 the Belarusian tandem took a solid, 6-1, 6-3, win over the Czech duo of Karolina Muchova and Karolina Pliskova.
18:14 EconomyBelarus, Kazakhstan to hold investment forum on 16 June Belarus-Kazakhstan investment forum will be held online on 16 June, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI).
18:05 SocietyProtasevich: No bargaining with investigators In his words, nobody forces him to take any actions. “Nobody has ever forced me to cooperate with the investigators. It was my level-headed decision. It was exclusively my choice and my decision,” he added.
18:00 SocietyBelarus preparing requests for legal assistance in Ryanair case “We are probably most interested in establishing the truth about the incident. To establish the truth means to find the person or the persons who sent that message [bomb alert] and who were interested in such a situation,” said Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Dmitry Gora.
17:56 PoliticsPutin about Ryanair incident: ‘Why don't you ask the pilot?' Russian President Vladimir Putin finds it odd that so far no one has publicly asked the pilot-in-chief of the Ryanair aircraft whether he decided to land in Minsk or he was forced to land as he gave an interview with the NBC broadcaster.
17:49 EconomyBelarus takes part in InterFood expo in Baku Belarus. The Taste of Nature exhibition featured novelties from 16 Belarusian producers of meat, dairy and confectionary products, drinks and equipment for food production.
17:28 SocietySikorsky: No one interested in results of Ryanair incident investigation except Belarus No one is interested in the results of the Ryanair incident investigation except Belarus, Director of the Aviation Department of the Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry Artyom Sikorsky told a briefing for the press in Minsk on 14 June.
17:18 PoliticsBBC journalists criticized for walking out of Protasevich's Minsk press conference “BBC journalists walked out of the press conference of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in protest against, as they believe, Roman Protasevich being forced to participate in it,” Maria Zakharova said.
16:52 SocietyNo foreign requests sent to Belarus for investigative actions with Protasevich The official said: “International requests, solicitations, instructions sent in line with effective international legislation or in line with domestic legislation can be used as a reason for representatives of any foreign countries to participate in some investigative actions, procedural actions involving Roman Protasevich."
16:45 SocietyBelarusian Investigative Committee looking into Nexta's funding We are investigating the circumstances of Nexta's funding, Chairman of the Belarusian Investigative Committee Dmitry Gora told the media.
16:37 SocietyBelarusian Air Force chief: The Ryanair flight was not intercepted Igor Golub said: “Instrumental data convincingly confirms that there was no interception, no coercive U-turn away from the state border, and no forced landing of the Ryanair flight.”