12:52 PoliticsRussia-Ukraine peace talks hinge on Washington's go-ahead, Russian MP says Vyacheslav Volodin said: “I have my own point of view in this case. Until Washington makes the decision, neither Zelenskyy nor Ukraine will begin negotiations. Ukraine does not exist as a state. At present this territory is a proving ground for the weapons all the NATO countries are supplying."
12:45 PoliticsCSTO secretary general confident in sufficient strength of member states Imangali Tasmagambetov said: “There is no doubt we will have sufficient strength so as not to be torn apart. It is the key thing.” In his words, the matter of cohesion of the CSTO countries is rather serious in actual fact.
12:25 PresidentLukashenko: Russia was ready to sign peace deal with Ukraine They put a draft agreement on the table. If Russia were to read it now, it would go crazy. It was absolutely disadvantageous for Russia. But Russia was willing to sign it then, the president said.
12:23 PartnersIndonesia emerges as badminton general champion at 2023 SEA Games The Indonesian national team emerged as the general champion for the badminton sports branch in the Cambodia 2023 SEA Games event.
12:14 PresidentLukashenko: UN, OSCE are turning into instruments of pressure and confrontation “Through the efforts of our Western opponents, the UN and the OSCE are turning into institutions of pressure and confrontation, they are becoming minions of Western states. We consider such actions short-sighted and irresponsible,” the president said.
12:14 PresidentLukashenko dismisses Ukraine's pending counteroffensive narrative as disinformation campaign From my point of view, no ‘counteroffensive' is going to happen. It's just crazy. Launching the counteroffensive with one to five on the front in terms of hardware and manpower is just madness! Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:04 PartnersChina launches new BeiDou navigation satellite China on Wednesday sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
11:42 PresidentLukashenko accuses OSCE of inaction “If the OSCE is true to its name of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, if such a conflict is raging in Europe, well, it is time to get together at the highest level, to look at each other and to make some decisions. Or at least talk if we are unable to arrive at any decision,” the president said.
11:24 PresidentLukashenko: NATO's actions may lead to global conflict NATO's actions may lead to a global conflict, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with participants of the CSTO PA Council meeting in Minsk.
11:21 PresidentLukashenko: We need a new system of international relations Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that most countries, which include the CSTO member states, see the best prospects for the development of a multi-polar world.
11:18 PresidentLukashenko: Unity is crucial for preserving independence of CSTO nations "During its chairmanship Belarus aims to take the necessary steps to boost solidarity of the CSTO states. We need to remove existing disagreements if we want to strengthen the organization, ensure security and stability in its area of responsibility,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
10:48 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus emphasizes parliamentary dimension in CSTO Belarus attaches particular importance to the parliamentary dimension in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with the participants of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on 18 May.
10:39 PresidentLukashenko to meet with CSTO PA Council members Minsk is hosting a meeting of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on 17-18 May. Its participants will discuss the implementation of decisions of last year's session of the CSTO PA Council and the situation in the organization's area of responsibility.
10:18 PoliticsBelarus may withdraw its request for CoE membership, revise cooperation formats BelTA asked the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give his take on the summit and its outcomes for Belarus and to comment on accusations of the deportation of Ukrainian children.
09:44 EconomyBelarus lowers price floors for dairy products for some countries According to the document, fresh, chilled and frozen beef, meat from young cattle cannot be sold to Russia at a price lower than $3.9 per kg, and meat from adult cattle - lower than $3.8 per kg. Price floors for other countries remained the same.