13:42 PoliticsRussia's FSB sees NATO's hand behind Ukrainian sabotage attacks against Russia, Belarus Alexander Bortnikov noted: “NATO provides reconnaissance and technical support for combat forays of Ukrainian infiltrators and agents against military and civilian installations as well as critical infrastructure in Russia and Belarus.”
13:07 SocietyKGB chief explains reasons for strengthening border controls He recalled that he had previously announced the plans to take additional measures to strengthen the counterintelligence regime in Belarus.
12:37 PresidentLukashenko: Trade between Belarus and Russia's Lipetsk Oblast could hit $0.5bn Bilateral trade over the past year totaled $330 million. "The figure is not bad, but half a billion is better," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
12:28 PresidentLukashenko opines on situation inside and around CIS The CIS countries need to stick together, 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, BelTA has learned.
11:47 EconomyGrodno Oblast, Russia's Tomsk Oblast to sign cooperation agreements A Grodno Oblast delegation headed by Governor Vladimir Karanik is visiting Tomsk Oblast of the Russian Federation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.
11:24 PresidentLukashenko: West is preparing coup d'état in Belarus “As far as Belarus is concerned, Poland, Lithuania and, unfortunately, Ukraine provide a training ground for members of illegal armed groups; these countries are trying to create dormant extremist cells in our country. We have fresh evidence of this,” the president noted.
11:15 SocietyOpinion: CIS states need to unite against aggressive external pressure On 1 June Minsk is set to host the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services. The heads of delegations honored the feat of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War and laid flowers at the Victory Monument.
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.