14:31 SportNOC president: Sports cooperation with China is crucial for Belarus It is imperative for Belarus to further develop cooperation with the People's Republic of China in sports, President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus Viktor Lukashenko said after he took part in the Minsk Ski Track 2023 relay race in Raubichi on 25 February.
14:29 In PicturesCelebrations to mark 105th anniversary of Armed Forces and Defenders of Fatherland Day The Stalin Line historical and cultural complex hosted festive events to mark the 105th anniversary of the Armed Forces and the Defenders of the Fatherland Day.
14:06 PresidentLukashenko unbothered by harassment of Belarus', Russia's representatives at international venues For example, at a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly the other day a Latvian MP insulted a Russian MP in totally not diplomatic terms. Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh also encountered provocations.
13:48 In PicturesMaslenitsa in Vitebsk The Golden Maslenitsa in the Golden Ring festival was held in the cultural and historical complex Golden Ring of Vitebsk Dvina on 25 February.
13:44 PresidentLukashenko calls Poland's border crossing restrictions ‘an idiotic move' Speaking about the role of “the director of the boom gate” that the Polish government is trying on for size, reporters pointed out that these decisions had also affected shipping companies that deliver cargoes to Asia.
13:32 PresidentLukashenko comments on fake leaks about Russia's plans to take over Belarus by 2030 Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Do we have our own strategy? We do. Russia is a major nuclear power. Does it have its own strategy? It does. And Russia has its own strategy concerning Belarus among other things – to live like brothers, in peace and friendship. 100%. I totally know these things and I am part of it.”
13:01 PresidentLukashenko vows to sort out driver training, traffic violations A private bus crashed into a truck head-on in Smolevichi District, Minsk Oblast on 20 February. As many as 11 people died in the traffic accident and nearly as many were injured. Another traffic accident involving a private bus and a tractor happened outside Bobruisk the other day.
12:50 PresidentLukashenko skeptical about Ukraine's intention to open second front in Transdniestria Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I don't believe it. It is simply disadvantageous for them. Ukrainians don't need it. I don't believe that Ukrainians will go crazy and will open some second front.”
12:15 PresidentLukashenko comments on sanctions in sport Speaking to the media in Raubichi on 25 February, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that restrictions in international sport were not even about the state symbols but about the fate and the lives of the athletes.
11:50 PresidentLukashenko advises everyone to practice skiing, engage children in sport The head of state emphasized the importance of physical education and sports as he spoke to the media at the Minsk Ski Track 2023 sports festival in Raubichi on 25 February.
11:00 In PicturesMinsk Ski Track 2023 in Raubichi The annual Minsk Ski Track relay race took place in the Raubichi Winter Sports Olympic Center on 25 February.
10:43 PresidentBelarus president's team finishes first in Minsk Ski Track 2023 race The head of state's team comprised outstanding Belarusian athletes Sergei Novikov, Lyudmila Kalinchik, and Olga Nazarova. This time the team of the Belarusian president competed “out of competition”.
10:31 PresidentLukashenko to pay state visit to China on 28 February-2 March The visit will make its contribution to a multi-year course of building relations of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation with the People's Republic of China.
10:11 PresidentLukashenko taking part in Minsk Ski Track 2023 relay race The event will feature biathlon relay races by different teams, including teams of supreme authorities, law enforcement, government bodies, and amateur teams.
19:54 SocietyTurkish ambassador thanks Belarus Defense Ministry for transporting humanitarian aid, rescue workers The ambassador expressed gratitude for Belarus' solidarity and support in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Türkiye. In particular, Belarusian Defense Ministry aircraft delivered the Emergencies Ministry's special operations unit Zubr and humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit areas.