21:00 In PicturesBelarusian peacekeepers protecting military airfield in Kazakhstan Belarus has sent a trained peacekeeping company from the 103rd Airborne Brigade of Special Operations Forces from Vitebsk to Kazakhstan.
13:57 PresidentLukashenko on ethical foundations for Belarusian politics Politics in Belarus will rely on the ethical foundations, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited a church in Minsk on Christmas, 7 January.
13:34 PresidentBelarus wants to protect its sovereignty, enhance ties with brotherly states I should say that this year will not be easy. The world will change drastically. The world will change in a way that nations and countries will unite, the head of state said.
13:34 PresidentLukashenko opines on reasons for attack on Kazakhstan “Kazakhstan is another attempt to attack the post-Soviet states along the perimeter of Russia. They need to drown Russia in blood. I reiterate: if Russia collapses, we will not even notice where we get. They will simply walk over us, chew and spit us out," the head of state said.
13:21 PresidentLukashenko comments on deployment of peacekeepers to Kazakhstan Belarus send its peacekeepers as part of the CSTO contingent to Kazakhstan to restore peace, not to fight, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
13:10 PresidentLukashenko: 2021 was better than 2020 for Belarus, but it also taught us a lesson “Celebrating Christmas last year, we also talked about the year 2020. It was not an easy year, but it was useful for us. Back then we hoped that the year 2021 will be better. Let's be sincere: it was not easy either (there are no and will never be easy years), but 2021 was better than 2020,” the head of state remarked.
13:03 PresidentLukashenko describes events in Kazakhstan events as ‘attempt at foreign interference' “The recent events are alarming. We are very much concerned about what is happening in Kazakhstan, one of our main allies. People are suffering, major cities are engulfed in unrest there," the president said.
11:16 PresidentLukashenko visits Church of Venerable Optina Elders in Minsk to mark Christmas Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko lit a Christmas candle in the Church of the Venerable Optina Elders in Minsk on 7 January.
09:11 PresidentLukashenko extends Christmas greetings to Eastern Orthodox Christians May the long-awaited celebration of Christmas bring happiness and joy to every Belarusian. I wish you and your families peace, kindness, wellbeing and good health, the head of state said.
18:00 SocietyOver 3.86m Belarusians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 More than 4.915 million people in Belarus have got the first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, of them over 3.861 million have been fully vaccinated, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.
17:53 In PicturesBelarusian peacekeepers go to Kazakhstan The Belarusian units from the CSTO peacekeeping force are being deployed to Kazakhstan.
17:18 EconomyBelarus' food export up 16% in January-November 2021 The export of Belarusian food products and agricultural raw materials increased by 16% in January-November of 2021. The country sold $6.034 billion worth of goods abroad, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
16:50 PresidentLukashenko shares details of his night talks on Kazakhstan, decision to deploy peacekeepers "You know what is happening in Kazakhstan. We are very concerned about the pre-planned nature of the events. We were in consultations all night. We were following the developments together with Vladimir Putin. We talked over phone several times," the president said.
16:38 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,400 new cases, 1,378 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 704,907. A total of 697,953 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.