13:05 PresidentLukashenko informed about results of combat shakedown of Belarusian, Russian army units Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that the experience of Russian military is of great significance for Belarus. The experience received during the combat shakedown of the army units is also of interest.
12:36 EconomyBelarusian Railways' container transportation of Belarusian products to China 6.5 times up in 2022 Through the year Belarusian Railways organized the departure of 988 container trains carrying Belarusian exports from Belarus to China. According to preliminary data, the volume of exports transported by the container trains was close to 120,000 containers in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), 6.5 times up from 2021.
11:45 EconomyBelarus' gold, forex reserves 1.6% up to $7.929bn in December 2022 The country's gold and foreign currency reserves went up by $131.8 million (1.6% up) in December after rising by $207.9 million (2.7% up) in November.
11:00 PresidentLukashenko arrives in military exercise area Obuz-Lesnovsky The Russian part of the Belarusian-Russian military force is located there. A representative of the Russian armed forces made a report to the head of state.
10:50 SocietyAsset forfeiture law published in Belarus According to the document, assets can be seized if unfriendly actions are committed against Belarus, its legal and/or natural persons. The decision to take a reciprocal measure in the form of asset seizure can be made by the Council of Ministers.
10:33 SocietyBatch of new infantry fighting vehicles delivered to Belarus The new hardware will be shipped to units of the Special Operations Forces Command of Belarus' Armed Forces within the next few days. The hardware was delivered in line with the Belarusian army's rearmament plan.
10:02 PresidentLukashenko signs amendments to citizenship law The amendments also allow stripping individuals staying abroad of their Belarusian citizenship by birth if a court ruling, which confirms the individual has been involved in extremist activities or has caused grave damage to Belarus' interests, has come into effect.
17:58 EconomyBelarus' freight shipments to China by rail growing fast Aleksei Avramenko said: “We are increasing freight shipments to China in these conditions. Last year we sent 988 container trains to China. For instance, over 1 million tonnes of potash fertilizers was transported. Sawn timber, milk powder, and a number of other cargoes were also transported."
17:30 EconomyDiversification of Belarusian freight shipments via sea ports explained According to Aleksei Avramenko, in 2022 Belarus and Russia signed two basic agreements on transshipping oil products and foreign trade cargoes. Those are primarily potash fertilizers, nitrogen fertilizers, metallurgy products, and woodworking goods.
17:07 SocietyBuildup of Belarus-Russia regional military force continues The process is going on stage by stage depending on the evolving situation. Personnel, weapons, military and special hardware of Russia's Armed Forces continue arriving in Belarus. The arriving army units are supposed to go through combat shakedown events in Belarusian military exercise areas later on.
16:59 EconomyNo problems with transshipping Belarusian cargoes via Russian sea ports Nikolai Snopkov explained that once the transshipment of Belarusian cargoes via Baltic sea ports became impossible due to unfriendly actions of a number of countries, Russian port infrastructure came to the forefront for Belarus.
16:37 EconomyBelarus to bypass USA, EU traders to directly sell fertilizers to Africa, Latin America Belarusian potash fertilizers remain in demand on the world market despite the pressure of Western sanctions. Because the food security of the countries that buy Belarusian fertilizers depends on it.
16:25 SocietyHurry up to buy apartment by end of January from Br2,900 per m2 in Minsk World Christmas is a time of miracles. This year festivities in the multifunctional complex Minsk World will last through January. Festive prices start at Br2,900 rubles per square meter. It is important that prices will increase after the end of the promo!
15:38 EconomyBelarus' foreign trade surplus at record high $4.5bn According to Nikolai Snopkov, Belarus managed to secure pre-sanctions volumes of export in monetary terms. Foreign trade surplus reached a historic high of $4.5 billion as a result.
15:00 PoliticsBelarusian ambassador to China, SCO secretary general discuss high, top-level contacts Yuri Senko and Zhang Ming discussed the current agenda of interaction between the Republic of Belarus and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. They exchanged opinions about prospects of development of the organization.