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.
19:11 EconomyBelarus pays out interest yield on eurobonds Eurobond holders can get payments from this account upon producing the relevant application and after passing the verification procedure the government's and the central bank's resolution No.643/20 of 26 September 2022 stipulates.
18:18 PoliticsBelarus, China discuss Beijing's peaceful initiatives, preparations for Lukashenko's visit “The parties discussed topical issues of the bilateral agenda, the situation in the region and on the global world map. In this regard, the parties paid special attention to the situation in Ukraine and discussed the peace initiatives for settling the crisis put forward by the Chinese side. The parties agreed that there was no alternative to a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
17:49 PoliticsBelarus, Russia adopt joint statement at OSCE PA The delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus have adopted a joint statement at the 22nd Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
17:31 EconomyNo problems with selling Belarusian food abroad Leonid Zayats said: “Despite some temporary difficulties I don't see problems with selling our food products abroad. Belarusian food continues enjoying great demand due to its quality parameters."
17:04 SportBelarus claim three medals at start of Russian Speed Skating Cup final The event is featuring more than 80 speed skaters from Belarus and 17 Russian regions. The first competition day comprises four medal events.