08:30 PresidentLukashenko: State symbols reflect national identity, difficult historical path of Belarusian people “These symbols embody the memory of generations, reflect the national identity and the difficult historical path of the people, linking together the past, present and future of the Belarusian state,” the Belarusian leader said.
18:01 PoliticsBelarusian embassy in Brussels responds to Borrell's remark about Ukraine becoming second Belarus Josep Borrell remarked that the European Union will continue supporting Ukraine as much as Ukraine needs. He said: “We want peace. But we don't want a capitulation. We do not want Ukraine to become a second Belarus.”
17:38 PresidentDecree on organizing 2nd CIS Games in Belarus signed The competitions will take place in 11 cities of Belarus in 20 kinds of sport on 5-13 August. The decree introduced a number of preferences and privileges for participants of the 2nd CIS Games and volunteers.
17:21 SportBelarus' Sergei Kravchenya wins SCO marathon Sergei Kravchenya of Belarus won the men's 10 km distance. Belarus' Sergei Platonov claimed bronze in the half marathon. Olga Nemogai of Belarus finished fourth in the women's half marathon.
17:08 PoliticsBelarus sees sanctions as serious challenge on way to reaching Sustainable Development Goals Yuri Ambrazevich pointed out that unilateral coercive measures or sanctions, which are introduced by Western countries against undesirable states, including Belarus, represent a serious challenge on the way to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
16:31 EconomyMogilev Oblast economy now adapted to sanctions, back on growth trajectory Ruslan Strakhar said: “Analyzing results of development of Mogilev Oblast in Q1 2023, one should note that as a whole the Mogilev Oblast economy has adapted to the pressure of sanctions and is now moving towards a trajectory of moderate recovery while individual industries have already started growing."
15:33 SocietyBelarusian reservists go through combat training classes as part of reserve training event During the classes the reservists had to practice various tactical actions in conditions that resemble actual combat as much as possible. They had to fire all kinds of small arms paratroopers use. Those are assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles, and an anti-armor rocket launcher.
14:34 EconomyBelarusian nuclear power plant's second unit now connected to country's power grid The synchronization of the turbine-generator unit of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant with the country's power grid had been preceded by a great deal of work, including bringing the reactor unit to a critical condition and then to a minimum controllable power level and then to 40% of the designed output capacity.
14:25 SocietyGovernor names three key tasks for Mogilev Oblast successful development During the meeting of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee to discuss the region's performance in the first quarter, Anatoly Isachenko named three key tasks for the region.
13:56 EconomyGrowth rate of Belarus' export to Russia over 156% in Q1 2023 Roman Golovchenko said: “In the first quarter of the year trade turnover increased by over 22%. The growth rate of Belarusian export to Russia totaled 156.6% but it is no reason to relax. Interaction with Russian regions has been considerably stepped up."
13:20 EconomyMART group of experts discusses alternative ways for regulate prices, promote sales The experts discussed possible alternative ways to regulate manufacturers' selling prices and also mechanisms to stimulate sales of domestic goods.
12:26 SocietyPolish side of Belarusian-Polish border crossing Kozlovichi-Kukuryki no longer blocked by truckers Polish truckers have been blocking the road leading to the border crossing Kukuryki (Kozlovichi on the Belarusian side of the border) since 9 May. It is the only border crossing trucks can use to cross the Belarusian-Polish border.
11:48 SportBelarusian athletes allowed to IWF competitions as neutrals Following an online meeting of its Executive Board, the IWF decided to endorse and apply the IOC's “Recommendations for International Federations and international sports event organizers on the participation of athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport in international competitions.”
11:14 PartnersTRT launches global streaming service Tabii With over 30 exclusive original productions, popular TV series, blockbuster movies, and award-winning documentaries, Turkish public broadcaster TRT launched a new streaming platform “Tabii” aimed “to captivate audiences globally.”
11:04 SocietySurvey: State symbols are named Belarus' main national symbol Respondents were asked to name the main national symbol of Belarus.