15:01 SocietyDefense minister justifies Belarusian army's focus on special forces, mobility Viktor Khrenin remarked that the Belarusian army is getting constantly improved and four stages of its reformatting have already been held. “The key is that we didn't make an error when we opted to focus on developing the special operations forces, on mobility in order to build and develop the Armed Forces,” he stressed.
14:51 SocietyBelarus' defense minister comments on NATO exercises The minister stressed that a surprise inspection of the response forces of the Armed Forces began in Belarus on 4 May.
14:41 SocietyLukashenko supports proposals on 2022 state defense order “The head of state has supported the proposals that we submitted,” the minister said. He emphasized that there are no plans to increase the defense budget: “The defense budget will not be revised. Additional spending will not be needed.”
14:27 PartnersRoyal Culture Festival to kick off in Seoul after two-year pandemic disruption The Royal Culture Festival, the country's largest festival themed on the Korean royal court and its culture, will return Tuesday almost to its normal state after two years of pandemic-caused disruptions.
13:58 PresidentRussia to help Belarus make missiles Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “How does the development of promising weapons proceed? Primarily missiles? I gave the relevant task to the prime minister after the latest meeting with the president of Russia in the Far East."
13:51 SocietyMinister: Belarus has no plans to increase defense budget “The defense budget will stay as it was planned. There will be no additional spending,” the minister said.
13:38 PresidentLukashenko pleased with Belarusian army's focus on mobility Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I once again refer to lessons and experience of the Ukrainian conflict. I'd like to emphasize that T-72 tanks are very popular with the military. Our modernized tanks are a good weapon.”
13:16 In PicturesSpring field works in Vitebsk District Olgovskoye farm is planting potatoes, corn, vegetables and other crops.
13:13 EconomyEconomy ministry: Updated set of measures will improve doing business conditions in Belarus A set of measures updated to launch a new investment cycle will improve the conditions for investing and doing business in Belarus, said Belarusian First Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar on 10 May.
13:04 PresidentLukashenko: No one should be able to take us by surprise “No one should be able to take us by surprise. This is the lesson of the past war. We are not aggressors, we are not going to attack anyone. Yet, we should keep our powder dry and keep our eyes open. We should see what our adversaries are doing near our border (I say this frankly so that they understand), and respond,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:53 EconomyBelarusian BelAZ presents effective solutions at mining expo in Moscow BelAZ arranged an extensive business program, during which participants exchanged opinions about the situation on the market, shared their experience, and discussed topical issues of the mining industry and future work.
12:40 PoliticsOpinion: Baltic states cannot be sovereign in EU, NATO The Baltic states cannot be sovereign being members of the European Union and NATO, the head of the Baltnews news agency, political scientist Andrei Starikov said on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA informs.
12:32 EconomyFunding allocated to reinforce radioactive waste storage facilities in Belarus The money will be transferred to the Minsk city budget for the sake of carrying out design work with regard to the technological reinforcement of radioactive waste storage facilities of Ekores, the enterprise in charge of handling such waste.
12:20 PresidentRussia's experience in Ukraine scrutinized to better equip Belarusian army Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that the matter had been discussed in the strategic control center of the Defense Ministry not so long before. “Sincerely speaking, we saw our army and its weapons differently back then,” he said.
12:06 PartnersSCRF invites parents to discover talents of their children With the theme ‘Create Creativity', the 13th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) will welcome the public from May 11 to 22 at the Expo Centre Sharjah, inviting every child to create their own world, build their own awareness and culture, and be inspired by all that is inventive and inspiring.