15:20 SocietyBelarus' KGB launches exercise to test preparedness of state bodies to respond to terrorist attacks Units of the State Security Committee, the Internal Affairs Ministry, the State Border Committee, the army, the Emergencies Ministry, and other government agencies are taking part in the exercise.
14:38 PresidentRussian army units receive large batch of Belarusian medkits In the training area the president remarked that Belarus had thoroughly examined various variants of individual medical kits: kits from NATO, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia. It turned out that western medical kits are more practical.
14:11 SocietyResults of combat shakedown of Belarus-Russia regional military force found satisfactory Andrei Zhuk reminded that preparations and combat shakedown of the joint regional military force have been in progress in Belarus' territory since late October 2022 in accordance with the decision of the presidents of Belarus and Russia.
13:33 PoliticsDeployment of Belarus-Russia regional military force expected to cool off Western hotheads Aleksandr Volfovich stressed: “Our neighbors are pursuing a policy, which is far from peace-loving. This is why the decision to deploy the regional military force was made. It has purely defensive goals. It is designed to protect primarily western borders of the Union State.”
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.