18:01 SocietyOver 32,000 Ukrainians enter Belarus since 24 February "From 6.00 on 24 February to 6.00 on 17 June, 32,437 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus: 15,810 arrived in Belarus from Ukraine, 14,271 from Poland, 2,015 - from Lithuania, 341 – from Latvia,” the State Border Committee said.
17:51 PresidentLukashenko comments on Belaruskali's operation amid sanctions The head of state mentioned trade in potash fertilizers as a case in point. “Hunger is looming in the world. Today foreign partners are already starting to look for ways to purchase fertilizers. I say, please come and buy. Belaruskali will not belly up. It will keep running,” the head of state said.
17:30 PresidentLukashenko dismisses Ukrainian grain export issue as ‘artificially inflated' The problem of grain export from Ukraine was artificially inflated and dropped as soon as a number of transportation routes were proposed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he addressed the staff of the Belshina company in Bobruisk.
17:22 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is not alone in this world, everyone is tired of the West's dictate Speaking about the sanctions, he explained why they were introduced. “If you were not competitive, if you did not stand in the way of American, Japanese manufacturers (they treat us as their rivals), if we had nothing to offer, no one would pressurize us.”
17:17 PartnersTürkiye mobilizes all its resources for education: President The Turkish president on Friday stressed that Türkiye had always set education as a priority over the past 20 years, corresponding to his party's rule.
16:52 EconomyBelarus' GDP 3.4% down in January-May According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br70.6 billion in current prices or 96.6% as against January-May 2021 in comparable prices. In January-May 2022 the GDP deflator index equaled 114% year-on-year.
16:41 PresidentLukashenko opines on Belarus' decision to drop nationalism in the 1990s The head of state emphasized that the situation in Ukraine is extremely difficult, but he had always cared about the Ukrainians. This is due to a number of reasons, including the Ukrainian roots of the Belarusian head of state, the fact that he did military service in this country, and personal experience.
16:17 EconomyMTZ exports up 10% in January-May 2022 In his words, the main goal in the short term is to reach $1 billion in exports.
15:50 PresidentLukashenko warns Ukraine against shelling Russian cities Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the entire West got involved in the war. For the time being Russia is using conventional weapons. Yet Russia has enough other weapons
15:50 PresidentLukashenko calls on Belarusians to honor Great Victory We did not say adults and children at school the things we are saying now that this is our history and we should be proud of it. Thirty million Soviet people died to bring us this Victory. What is Victory? It is our pride,” said the Belarusian leader.
15:30 PresidentLukashenko comments on European leaders' visit to Ukraine Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that some European leaders had paid a visit to Kiev a day before.
15:22 PresidentLukashenko wants Ukrainian conflict to end as soon as possible “Putin has never asked me to go and kill someone in Ukraine and the rest. But they [the West] are pushing us towards this conflict in order to sort out both Russia and Belarus and set up a frontline – a line from St Petersburg to Rostov. In order to get rid of this Belarusian balcony as they call it,” the head of state noted.
15:15 PresidentLukashenko opines on Poland's designs on Ukraine “We will have to respond to this, because we cannot allow the Poles to encircle us. This is a dangerous development. I once said that the Ukrainians would ask us and the Russians to help them maintain their integrity, so that no one would chop off their territory.”
15:09 PoliticsLukashenko: Russia committed to negotiations "Why did the Ukrainians refuse to talk to the Russians? This dialogue started here, in Belarus, I was involved in it, and I did my best to persuade them to come here. They have withdrawn. Why?," the Belarusian leader said.
14:52 PresidentLukashenko: We are going to develop cities like Bobruisk and build less housing in Minsk Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed: “Bobruisk is a major promising city. We are going to develop Bobruisk. We are going to build less housing in Minsk but instead we will encourage our people towards major cities like Bobruisk and towards smaller ones. It is necessary to set up manufacturing enterprises and keep people over there."