19:21 SocietyLutsky: Belarus should compete for its youth There is a competition for human resources in the world, and Belarus should also fight for its youth, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Lutsky said at a meeting of the board of the Belarus President Administration dedicated to the youth policy.
19:19 EconomyEnterprises of Russia's Leningrad Oblast eager to sell confectionery, furniture via BUCE These Russian goods will be sold via the digital B2B platform of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange where similar products are already traded. In particular, deals to sell office furniture, food, and various kinds of packaging are made virtually every week.
19:16 PresidentLukashenko: ‘Plans were made to smuggle weapons from Ukraine to refugees in Belarus' According to the head of state, attempts to smuggle weapons from Ukraine to Belarus were made even earlier, after the presidential election. Back then they wanted to use it directly to eliminate the president, to organize terrorist acts (for example, an attack on the Russian military communication center in Vileika which was thwarted) and mount attacks on journalists.
19:05 SocietyRefugee: ‘I used to dream of becoming football player, now my only goal is to get into the EU' Some of the refugees seeking to reach the European Union through the Belarusian-Polish border have been living in the transport and logistics center near the Bruzgi checkpoint for the third week.
18:58 PresidentLukashenko: Russians, including Chechens, helped bring refugees to Belarus' border According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, they helped people in Belarus to get to the border and ‘possibly cross' it.
18:48 PresidentLukashenko responds to Western accusations concerning refugees in Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've studied every family, every person, child, and woman. There are about 200 kids and as many women over there. The rest are men. [European Union countries should] take them. Those are good families, an overwhelming majority is smart, and educated, normal people.”
18:46 SportMinsk to host WDSF European Championship Ten Dance Youth Athletes from more than 20 countries will compete for the European champion title.
18:27 PresidentLukashenko on why he dons military uniform while attending some events "It's important. First I served in the border troops for many years. When the commander-in-chief comes to meet the military wearing uniform, they consider him as their own," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
18:21 PresidentLukashenko: A Belarusian training center already has S-400 systems Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've set up a center and are training personnel. Russia has supplied S-400 systems to this center. We need one for studies. Training is already in progress.” Asked to clarify, he noted that it is not a dummy model but combat-effective hardware.
18:16 PresidentLukashenko explains why idea to deploy Belarusian troops on Ukraine-Russia border fell through "I understand very well what is happening in Ukraine and what the way out of this situation is. But this solution was not used then. I was ready even to deploy my border guards along the 400km Ukrainian-Russian border. I was ready to close this border," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
18:14 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus needs cutting-edge air defenses in case of a missile attack Aleksandr Lukashenko noted: “You understand that S-400 and S-500 are expensive systems. And sincerely speaking, Russia has no systems to spare now. They have something they have to defend.”
18:05 PresidentLukashenko: Putin offered Poroshenko help in rebuilding Donbass “Putin told me about this directly. I emphasized this. And you know, Poroshenko finally agreed. But within a month he began to do everything the other way around. Why? Because the guy was under external control,” the president said.
18:01 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 1,792 new cases, 2,216 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 656,510. A total of 643,786 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
18:00 PresidentLukashenko: Ukrainian military asked Russia to save Crimea from a NATO invasion in 2014 Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Ukrainian military did not resist Crimea's takeover by Russia because there was an arrangement with Russian military. He said: “They [Ukrainian military] contacted Russians. Not the highest level… Military. They had a conversation. Well done, Ukrainians, of course.”
17:52 In PicturesAncient city and port of Baniyas in Syria The city has a many-century history. It has its roots in the Phoenician period.