21:16 PresidentPutin confirms plans to send Belarusian cosmonaut to space in 2023 The Russian leader said that Aleksandr Lukashenko had accepted his invitation to visit the cosmonaut training center in Russia in the coming days ahead the CIS informal summit in St. Petersburg.
21:14 PresidentLukashenko: Sanctions against Belarus, Russia have boomeranged The sanctions against Belarus and Russia have boomeranged, Belarusian head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporters after the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk.
21:05 PresidentLukashenko, Putin agree on all major issues in energy industry The presidents of Belarus and Russia have agreed on all major issues in the energy industry, including the most sensible ones, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the media after his talks with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 19 December.
21:02 EconomyBelarus, Russia sign agreement on planning system in Union State The agreement will lay a solid foundation for building a full-fledged planning and forecasting system in the Union State, Belarusian Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov said
20:49 PoliticsGryzlov: Progress on Union State project gathers pace “We have been and remain brothers. The Union State project is gathering pace. The first line of the Union State Treaty says that it is a union of two sovereign states. That is where we are going,” said Boris Gryzlov.
20:29 PresidentLukashenko about Belarusian-Russian talks: Things will be easier from now on Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've just summed up results of our work during the meeting with larger delegations and found out that we've slightly moved away from government matters. But we repaid our debt and discussed the entire range of matters concerning Belarusian-Russian relations."
20:24 PoliticsPutin describes talks in Minsk as very productive The Belarusian-Russian talks at the highest level in Minsk were very productive, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a one-on-one meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.
19:37 PoliticsBelarus welcomes nomination of Qu Dongyu for new term as FAO director general Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Belarus Xie Xiaoyong.
17:56 PoliticsRussia to continue Belarusian nuclear power plant project even to its own detriment “Aleksandr Grigoryevich [Lukashenko] and I noted that Russia continues implementing the nuclear project even to its own detriment. We are building the nuclear power plant, the first unit is operational, it substitutes about 4.5 billion m3 of natural gas,” the Russian president said.
17:37 PresidentLukashenko to Putin: We have to show political will and commitment to achieving results Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The complicated time requires us to show political will and commitment to achieving results in all topics on the bilateral agenda. It is our response. The position our countries will secure in a new system of international coordinates tomorrow will depend on how successful we will be in this work."
17:28 PresidentPutin: Record high trade for Belarus, Russia this year According to the Russian leader, last year the trade rose by a third and reached $38 billion, and in January-October of this year it has grown by another 10%. Therefore, there is reason to believe that this year we will hit a new record trade of $ 40 billion.
17:16 PoliticsGolovchenko expects issues on Belarusian-Russian agenda to be addressed Roman Golovchenko said: “The delegations have been preparing for the talks, including the Belarusian delegation and the Russian one. As a matter of principle, variants have been prepared with regard to the pricing of the gas Belarus buys. I am convinced that the leaders of our countries will choose one of them today."
17:16 PresidentLukashenko hopes Europe will listen to voice of reason We are open to dialogue with other states, including European ones, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk.
17:12 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus-Russia strengthened relations is a natural response to the changing situation Strengthening of Belarusian-Russian relations is a natural response to the changing situation in the world, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk on 19 December.
16:12 EconomyExport of Belarusian oil products to third countries via Russia in 2022 over 3m tonnes Maksim Reshetnikov said: “We are building new logistic routes and are redirecting the transport traffic of our countries. In turn, we help export Belarusian potash fertilizers, oil products, and gravel to third countries with assistance of our transport infrastructure – railways and ports.”