11:10 PoliticsEurasian Intergovernmental Council to convene in Sochi on 7-8 June The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will convene for a meeting in Sochi, Russia on 7-8 June, BelTA learned from the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
11:00 PresidentLukashenko names key security threats to CIS Information and psychological impact is one of the key threats today, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with participants of the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services in Minsk on 1 June.
10:54 PresidentLukashenko predicts escalation of military and political situation around CIS The big players are trying to pull us, Russia, Belarus, the Central Asian states, apart. We must not allow that to happen. We see the growing militarization of the NATO countries and the unprecedented concentration of troops near our common territory, the incitement of conflicts, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
10:48 PresidentLukashenko: War in Ukraine started long before 2014 “I absolutely agree with President Putin when he says that it was not us who started this war. It started long before 2014. With that coup that took place then, we saw who led Ukraine to this,” the head of state said.
10:43 PresidentLukashenko meets with chiefs of special services of CIS member states All CIS member states take the council very seriously. The fact that all the heads of security agencies have arrived in Belarus shows that you see what is happening around our borders, and you understand what can happen, the president said.
10:37 EconomyBelarus raises export duties on oil, oil products In line with the document, the export duty on crude, furnace oil, oil bitumen, petrolatum, paraffin, and waste oils is now $16.2 per tonne ($14.4 per tonne before). The export duty on straight-run gasoline now stands at $8.9 per tonne ($7.9 before).
10:14 PoliticsCSTO states discuss ways to improve crisis response “The event was held to discuss topical issues and determine directions for further work to improve the system of interstate information interaction within the CSTO,” the spokesman added.
09:47 SportSabalenka moves to Roland Garros third round Belarus' world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka overcame a spirited effort by world number 214 Iryna Shymanovich of Belarus in the second round of Roland Garros to prevail 7-5, 6-2.
09:21 PoliticsBelarus FM holds talks with Pakistani senior officials At a meeting with the Pakistani economy minister, the parties considered topical issues of expanding bilateral trade and economic cooperation. The ministers confirmed their interest in activating contacts through the business community and regional leaders of the two countries.
09:01 PresidentLukashenko sends birthday greetings to Pashinyan The head of state added that he looked forward to further constructive dialogue aimed at developing a comprehensive Belarusian-Armenian partnership, close interaction in the integration associations and strategic cooperation in the international arena.
19:58 EconomyBelarusian tractor on display at South Africa's largest agricultural expo More than 117,000 people from various parts of Africa visited the expo. They had an opportunity to see 478 expositions of machines, vehicles, and equipment, fertilizers and seeds, processing technologies used by farming enterprises. More than 4,000 kinds of poultry and animals were showcased at the expo.
19:13 SocietyBelarusian bison settle in Russia's Bashkortostan The bison have herded together and are ready to be released from the enclosure into the open in the Iksky Natural Zoological Reserve, which borders on the Muradymovo Gorge Nature Park in Kugarchinsky District.
18:31 EconomyAzerbaijan president visits Belarusian stand Caspian Gas & Oil Exhibition in Baku Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev visited the Belarusian exposition as he attended the official opening ceremony.
18:19 SocietyRussian Railways to launch Samara to Minsk train service “Due to high demand for travel between Russia and Belarus in general and for the Minsk to Samara train service in particular, on 14 June Russian Railways is launching a new interstate express train No. 275/276. There was no direct train service between Minsk and Samara before,” the company said in a press release.
18:06 SocietySome of self-exiled Belarusians return to Belarus According to the office, Prosecutor General Andrei Shved presided over a meeting of the commission for appeals from Belarusian citizens. The commission considered appeals from more than 20 Belarusians who wanted to know their legal status in Belarus.