12:05 PresidentLukashenko explains West's attempts to drag Belarus into war The president pointed out that in 2023 alone Poland intends to spend about €21 billion on military needs or about 3% of the GDP. 70% more than in 2022. The figure may rise to €27.7 billion or 4% of the GDP by 2024. “It is twice as much as NATO demanded. Why? Who threatens Poland?” Aleksandr Lukashenko wondered.
11:51 PresidentLukashenko names root cause of Ukraine events "The extermination of the Russian population, provocations against Russia and its leadership forced the president of the Russian Federation to take action to protect the Russian people,” the Belarusian leader said.
11:42 PresidentLukashenko mocks Zelensky's self-imposed ban on talks with Russia Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that it was important to start negotiations as soon as possible, adding that this was the only way.
11:37 PresidentLukashenko calls for negotiations to avoid WW3 “All the problems: territorial problems, restoration problems, security problems and the rest should be and can be resolved through negotiations. Without preliminary conditions,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed once again.
11:23 PresidentLukashenko: The feeling of epochal changes is literally in the air “We, Belarusians, are not alone in striving for peaceful creation in spite of the challenges posed by the current time. Few people like to see sparks along the West-East line, new dividing lines appearing, and a new Iron Curtain forming. No one wants to experience the consequences of insane and useless sanctions wars. And this is what matters most,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
11:19 PresidentLukashenko: Everyone should serve national idea in word and deed Everyone should serve the national idea both in word and in deed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered his annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 31 March, BelTA has learned.
11:16 PresidentConditions for preserving sovereignty, independence at heart of Belarus president's Address The topic of the Address is conditions for preserving sovereignty and independence. The head of state stressed that this matter has never been so acute in the latest history of Belarus.
10:10 PartnersYorkshire signs Saud Shakeel for County C'ship Season Yorkshire County Cricket Club has signed the talented Pakistan batsman, Saud Shakeel, as a replacement for the injured Neil Wagner for the early part of the County Championship season.
09:17 PartnersChina launches new remote-sensing satellites China launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket on Thursday evening to place new remote-sensing satellites in space.
19:58 EconomyBelarusian displays seen as worthy competitors for imports Director of KB Display Aleksandr Voitenkov informed the head of the Vitebsk Oblast administration about a new product, which is going through the certification procedure – high-contrast displays for medical applications. These display show colors exactly as they are.
19:13 PresidentTime frame of art festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, visa-free entry for guests approved The main events are scheduled for 13-16 July 2023. In order to attract more guests, the executive order waives visa requirements for entering the Republic of Belarus for participants and guests of the festival from 73 countries.
18:49 PresidentBelarusian army's Western Operational Command CO appointed Colonel Vladimir Bely was appointed Commander of the Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Belarus. He was relieved of his duties as Chief of the General Staff Faculty, Deputy Chief of the educational institution Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus.
18:37 EconomyBelarus, Hungary to promote business contacts, cooperation in manufacturing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Hungary Vladimir Ulakhovich has paid a working visit to Győr, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Budapest.
18:14 EconomyBUCE to step up efforts to promote Belarusian products in Israel In 2023 the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) has plans to actively promote domestic products in Israel and other countries of the Middle East that have their companies accredited on the exchange platform.
17:46 PoliticsColossal preparations for Belarus president's forthcoming address to nation, parliament Natalya Eismont said: “Every talking point, every word, every letter, sentence and even pauses must be exactly placed and verified. The president recognizes it and is making simply colossal preparations.”