19:10 SocietyBelarusian Defense Ministry alarmed by Poland's preparations for offensive war It is no accident that Poland intends to increase military spending up to at least 3% of the GDP and increase the army strength up to 300,000 people. In a bid to carry out the plans Poland has started training two additional mechanized infantry divisions. The extra division will be deployed in Poland's east, next to Bialystok.
18:30 SocietyDelegation of Economic and Commercial Counselors Alliance of China intends to visit Belarus A delegation of the Belarusian Embassy in China visited the city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in China.
18:20 EconomyPassenger traffic in Belarus up by 2% in January-October As many as 1,254.5 million people used passenger transportation services, or 97.6% as against January-October 2021.
18:12 SocietyOver 6.53m Belarusians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 More than 6.631 million people in Belarus have got the first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, of them over 6.530 million have completed the vaccination regimen.
17:52 EconomyBelarus' foreign trade surplus at $4bn in January-September Belarus posted a foreign trade surplus at $4 billion in January-September, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told the media during a working trip to Gomel Oblast
17:41 SocietyFriendly attitude of Belarusian Gomselmash towards Russian competitor emphasized Roman Golovchenko emphasized that the Belarusian agricultural machinery manufacturer Gomselmash and Rostselmash have always been on friendly terms with a bit of competition mixed in. However, when Rostselmash was in a bit of a trouble, the Belarusian company did not try to exploit it.
17:39 EconomyVolume of public procurement in EAEU over $90bn in H12022 The volume of public procurement in the Eurasian Economic Union exceeded $90 billion in H1 2022, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina said at a briefing for the press.
17:30 EconomyChina-Belarus Great Stone, Western (Chongqing) Science City sign cooperation agreement The document provides for cooperation in attracting investments, including for R&D projects, e-commerce and other areas.
17:25 PoliticsCSTO, SCO, CIS intend to implement international security projects "During the meeting, the top officials of the three largest regional organizations discussed the prospects for cooperation across a wide range of issues," the spokesman said.
17:14 EconomyPM: Gomselmash project will be first in line for financing under Russian credit line The import substitution project at Gomselmash will be first in line for financing under the Russian credit line, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko told reporters.
16:54 PresidentThe national legacy of MTZ. Let's recall how it was built and how Lukashenko's visit in 1995 helped It's simple: MTZ is a national brand. Let's recall who and why authorized the construction of a tractor factory in Minsk and why Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to the enterprise literally saved it. All the details in this episode of BelTA's project After the Fact: Lukashenko's Decisions.
16:45 EconomyBelarus' GDP down by 4.7% in January-October According to initial estimates, the GDP amounted to Br159 billion in current prices or 95.3% as against January-October 2021 in comparable prices.
16:36 EconomyGomel Chemical Plant hailed as example of effective work to redirect exports Gomel Chemical Plant has done a good job to redirect exports, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he toured the plant on 16 November.
16:18 PoliticsOpinion: Zelensky is an actor in a play the script of which he does not fully know Zelensky is an actor in a play, the script of which he does not fully know, Director General of the Belarusian new agency BelTA Irina Akulovich said on the air of the Alfa Radio station while commenting on why Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has been avoiding negotiations with Russia.
16:09 SocietyMinsk delegation visits Cities of Russia 2030 forum in Yekaterinburg In the first half of the day the delegation from Minsk visited the Smak joint-stock company producing bakery products. The products of the Minskkhlebprom company – Narochansky bread - were showcased as a sign of friendly relations.