09:57 SocietyBelarus’ CEC: No reports about flagrant violations during early voting The Central Election Commission has received no information about flagrant violations during early voting, Yelena Grigorovich, the head of the Department for Legal, Analytical and Methodological Work at the Office of the Central Election Commission (CEC), told reporters.
09:38 SocietyBelarus, Equatorial Guinea agree on mutual recognition of academic certificates The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus will send a notification to Equatorial Guinea about the country’s fulfillment of the domestic procedures necessary for the agreement to take effect.
09:16 SocietyBelarus’ parliamentary elections: Early vote over three days totals 24.44% A total of 25.48% of ballots were cast in Brest Oblast, with 23.39% cast in Vitebsk Oblast. Voter turnout has already reached 30.68% in Gomel Oblast, 20.30% in Grodno Oblast, 23.56% in Minsk Oblast, 26.07% in Mogilev Oblast, and 21.35% in Minsk.
09:00 PresidentLukashenko: We take pride in Fatherland defenders of all generations “This national holiday is inseparably linked with the struggle of Belarusians for sovereignty and independence, for the right to live freely in their native land,” the message of greetings reads.
20:00 SocietyDefense minister talks about Belarusian army’s top weapons
Viktor Khrenin said: “Thanks to tight interaction with Belarus’ defense industry enterprises and to the highest level of military technology cooperation with brotherly Russia over 200 units entered service [with the Belarusian army] last year alone."
19:55 SocietyBelarus’ CEC to monitor presidential election in Russia “I plan to take part in the election observation in the Russian Federation. In line with preliminary plans, we will leave for Russia on 15 March,” noted Igor Karpenko.
19:42 PoliticsZimbabwe president expected to visit Belarus in 2024 Close attention was paid to forming a package of bilateral documents, which will be approved and signed during a planned state visit of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Belarus in 2024.
19:15 SocietyHalf of fruit and vegetables grown in Belarus come from Brest Oblast Brest Oblast is the nation’s leading food producer, including Belarus’ main food products – meat and milk.
18:29 SocietyBelarusian Bolshoi Theater to take part in Rimsky-Korsakov festival The Bolshoi Theater will show The Tsar's Bride opera on 16 March and Scheherazade ballet on 17 March. On the evening of 17 March, the Alexandrovskaya Chamber Hall will host Mozart and Salieri, the composer's one-act opera.
18:07 SocietyOver 1,000 people take Grodno university’s test in Belarusian language on Mother Language Day The event involved all faculties and colleges of the Grodno university and also Belarusians outside the country, foreign universities that are partners of the Grodno university, and more than ten diplomatic missions of Belarus.
17:32 PoliticsBelarus suggests holding joint business forum with Zimbabwe in Minsk At the beginning of his speech the Belarusian foreign minister noted that he was very glad to visit this friendly nation again and thanked the Zimbabwean side for the warm welcome for the Belarusian delegation in Harare.
17:05 SocietyOver Br1bn allocated for energy saving in Belarus in 2023 In 2023 almost Br1.089 billion was allocated for energy-saving activities in Belarus, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization - Director of the Energy Efficiency Department Vitaly Kretsky said at the final meeting of the department.
16:47 SocietyBelarus’ CEC: 23 foreign nationals accredited as independent observers The CIS election observation mission has 238 observers. Of them, 44 observers were sent by the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, 12 by the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, 25 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union State, 4 by the Union State Standing Committee.
16:41 SocietyOpinion: Need for rational use of energy is reaching global scale The need for the rational use of energy resources is reaching global scale, Vitaly Kretsky, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization (Gosstandart) of Belarus - Director of the Department of Energy Efficiency, told the media ahead of the committee's collegium meeting on 22 February.
16:19 SocietyBelarus' MFA pledges tough retaliation against Vilnius' unfriendly border policies Lithuania’s decision to close two more border checkpoints Kotlovka - Lavorishki and Privalka - Raigardas on 1 March 2024 and to restrict passenger traffic is an absolutely politically motivated step, prompted, among other things, by the election campaign considerations, reads a commentary by the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs over Lithuania's plans to close two border checkpoints.