19:32 PresidentLukashenko identifies peace as key value for Belarusians Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “No, we are not rich. Yes, we have plenty of everything. Both negative and positive things. But we have the key thing: we live in a quiet country and raise our kids. If we had not persevered in 2020, things would be worse in Belarus than they are in Ukraine."
18:59 PresidentLukashenko: We need to brace up to preserve the country "We need to get mobilized in order to go through this period. How long will it last? Maybe two, maybe three years. Nobody knows. Neither you nor I know this. Therefore, we need to stand united if we want to get past it,” the president said.
18:54 PresidentLukashenko chooses not to take tough measures against BSU rector Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko chose not to take harsh decisions on the rector of Belarusian State University (BSU), although such action was proposed by the government, the Education Ministry and the Belarus President Administration in response to drawbacks in the work of the university's administration, BelTA has learned.
18:33 PoliticsAgenda for CIS Heads of Government Council meeting to be formed on 29 August The next meeting of the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives will be held at the CIS headquarters in Minsk on 29 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
18:23 PresidentWhat happened to Prigozhin? Is Putin behind it? Lukashenko responds to all fakes, rumors The head of state met with reporters and answered key questions people had been dying to ask after the tragic accident that happened to the business jet of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the private military company (PMC) Wagner. BelTA summarized statements made by the president on the occasion.
17:58 PresidentLukashenko: Putin cannot be behind the attempt on Prigozhin's life Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that many are now trying to saddle Vladimir Putin with the responsibility for the aircraft accident. But according to the Belarusian head of state, Vladimir Putin has absolutely nothing to do with it.
17:31 PresidentLukashenko expects closure of Belarusian border to backfire on neighboring countries Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I don't quite understand Lithuania and Latvia. Most likely they are just getting ahead of themselves. They should make sure they don't get crushed by it. They want to show off. But the consequences will be unfavorable for them. If they want to close the borders, they should go ahead and do it."
17:24 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus will no longer help Europe deal with migrants Belarus will not protect Europe, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told journalists commenting on the unresolved migration issue on the border with the European Union, BelTA has learned.
17:22 PresidentPMC Wagner personnel to stay in Belarus after Prigozhin's aircraft crash Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We help and support them. This is why they are not fleeing anywhere. As many people as this unit and we need will live and work in Belarus. We will honor our promise. They know the terms.”
17:02 PresidentLukashenko: Prigozhin has never asked for security guarantees for himself In response to claims that the Belarus president had failed to deliver on the security guarantees he had promised to Yevgeny Prigozhin, Aleksandr Lukashenko responded calmly: “Well, they have to write something after all. In order to bite me and the rest. Not more than that. It is stupid."
16:20 PresidentLukashenko opines on BRICS Summit outcomes At the request of journalists, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave his take on the outcomes of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, BelTA has learned.
16:11 EconomyBelarus' ambassador, Pskov Oblast governor discuss expansion of supplies “The parties paid special attention to ensure the loading of the Minsk-Pskov direct flight. It should become all-season, give impetus to the development of joint projects in tourism, direct business interaction,” the press service said.
16:02 PresidentLukashenko tells West not to worry about upcoming CSTO military exercise in Belarus Asked whether the West should treat this military exercise as some special signal, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Not really. Frankly speaking, I didn't even learn details of this exercise. But in the current situation in order not to inflate tensions, I'd like to say there is no combat component in it."
15:49 SocietyNearly 40,000 Ukrainian citizens arrive in Belarus since 1 January 2023 A total of 114,349 Ukrainian nationals have arrived in Belarus since 24 February 2022. According to the committee, 15,890 people arrived in Belarus directly from the territory of Ukraine, 75,374 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus via Poland, 18,894 via Lithuania and 4,191 via Latvia.
14:44 EconomyBelarus, Kyrgyzstan to advance cooperation in transportation by rail Belarusian Railways and NK Kyrgyz Temir Zholu [Kyrgyz Railways] have signed a memorandum on advancing cooperation in the sphere of railway transport. The Kyrgyz railway company also signed a memorandum on designing railway facilities with the Belarusian state enterprise Belzheldorproyekt Institute.