16:25 EconomyPrice controls on staples to remain in place in Belarus till 2021 For the moment we have plans to extend the price controls. These measures will remain in place till the end of the year. This helps achieve a certain goal. Free-of-control prices rose by 3.7% over the past 12 months, while prices for staple goods regulated by the state went up by 2.4%.
15:46 SportSabalenka progresses to Lexington round of Last 16 Belarus' world number 11 Aryna Sabalenka defeated U.S. world number 80 Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in the opener of the Top Seed Open in Lexington.
15:39 EconomyBelarus' agricultural export to Uzbekistan up 3.3 times in H1 2020 According to the Belarusian diplomat, the export of Belarus-made agricultural products and foodstuffs to Uzbekistan in H1 2020 amounted to $32.3 million, up 3.3 times year-on-year. Uzbekistan increased supplies of fruit and vegetables to Belarus, including apricots, cherries, watermelons, melons and dry fruit.
15:16 SocietyTwenty-one police officers injured during riots in Belarus There were reports of open clashes with the police, numerous attacks on police officers and damage of transport vehicles. “As a result, 21 police officers and soldiers of the interior troops were injured, five of them hospitalized” Olga Chemodanova noted.
14:33 PoliticsZieminski: Polish-Belarusian relations should be based on mutual respect, friendship “You demonstrated courage and responsibility as you resisted the use of the pandemic in global manipulations of people and entire nations, as you confronted the cynical use of the pandemic for economic and political gains. Such a position deserves admiration,” Pawel Zieminski said.
13:41 SocietyTikhanovskaya urges Belarusians not to confront police, not to take to streets In her video Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says: “Belarusians! I urge you to be prudent and to respect the law. I don't want blood and violence. I ask you not to confront police and not to take to the streets. Don't jeopardize your lives. Take care of yourselves and your friends and families.”
13:02 PresidentPatriarch Kirill congratulates Lukashenko on re-election “You have continuously paid attention to the issues of spirituality, which is evidenced in the fruitful cooperation between the government and the Belarusian Exarchate,” the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said in the message of congratulations.
12:36 SocietyBelarusian citizens urged not to fall for provocations of mass riot organizers The message reads: “The Investigative Committee once again appeals to citizens. Don't fall for provocations of those, who organize mass riots. Think about consequences of your actions and be prudent.”
12:26 EconomyGovernment takes measures to develop Belarusian sugar industry enterprises The official noted that sugar prices had plummeted on the global market. “Our prime cost is below the prices we sell at. This is why we are working to reduce the prime cost,” he explained. At present the prime cost of one tonne of sugar made by Belarusian enterprises stands at $350, down from $500 last season.
12:08 PoliticsMoldova president sends congratulatory message to Lukashenko “By re-electing you as the head of state, Belarusian people reaffirmed their great trust in you and showed their strong support for the chosen political, social and economic development path,” Igor Dodon said.
12:06 SocietyBelarus' coronavirus UPDATE: 65,219 people recover The nationwide COVID-19 number has reached 69,005 cases. Belarus has carried out 1,377,540 tests.
11:37 PresidentVenezuelan president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election “This is a landslide victory showing the commitment of the Belarusian people to the national sovereignty in the interests of all-round development, prosperity, peace and security,” the Venezuelan leader said.
11:36 PresidentLukashenko orders to buy extra farm products from households “Absolutely everything should be processed. There should not be any losses,” the president emphasized. He noted that households also have a good harvest.
11:17 EconomyBelgospishcheprom companies launch exports to 18 countries in H1 2020 "The concern sells to a total of 58 states. Work is underway to set up a trading representation in China," Belgospishcheprom chairman Anatoly Buben said.
11:08 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus should boost food export "All countries have gone on a lockdown, while we keep working. Go ahead and sell your products. Markets are open, you just need to work harder,” the head of state said.