10:19 PresidentLukashenko: 3 July has been inscribed in calendar of Belarus' major national holidays forever 3 July, a fateful date in the history of the Belarusian people, has been inscribed in the calendar of the country's major national holidays forever, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he took part in a wreath ceremony at the Mound of Glory memorial on 3 July.
09:02 In PicturesIndependence Day celebrations in Grodno Grodno opened the Independence Day celebrations with a flower ceremony at the war memorial in the Gilibert Park on 3 July.
09:01 PresidentLukashenko extends Independence Day greetings to Belarusians We are inspired by the example of heroic ancestors, centuries-old history, and rich culture. We understand that the opportunity to live freely and shape one's own future is the highest value for any people, the message of greetings reads.
09:00 SocietyBelarus marks Independence Day The decision to celebrate Independence Day on 3 July was adopted in a nationwide referendum on 24 November 1996. This holiday has become a symbol of the national revival of our state. It is marked on the day Minsk was liberated from the Nazi invaders – 3 July 1944.
22:27 PresidentLukashenko: ‘Nothing is done in Belarus without president's permission‘ “Mass media are speculating that Belarus is ‘occupied', that Putin is in control. I understand why this is happening today and I want you to understand: they are using all kinds of methods to destabilize things in our country. They know what I am like, and they are trying to get to me,” said the head of state.
22:27 In PicturesIndependence Day concert in Minsk The Independence Day concert took place in the Palace of the Republic in Minsk on 2 July.
22:21 PresidentLukashenko: United States wants to continue to dominate the world But the United States of America wants to live in a unipolar world, the president stated. "They rule through the dollar. By printing these dollars, they create the most powerful weapons. They have already taken these weapons into space. They have advanced weapons and want to control the world," the head of state said.
22:19 PresidentLukashenko slams Lithuania for violating human rights The president said that today there is nobody to protect ordinary Europeans, who are accustomed to a comfortable life, because their politicians cannot do anything but take orders from Washington.
22:04 PresidentLukashenko comments on why he requested nuclear-capable weapons from Russia "This thesis and this topic in the negotiations with the Russia president emerged after Poland asked the United States to deploy nuclear weapons in their territory," the Belarusian leader stated.
21:39 PresidentLukashenko: They start destabilizing Central Asia The president stressed that there is a fight for the West's dominance not only in Europe but also in Central Asia. The Belarusian leader warned about the continuation and intensification of this fight when street riots broke out in Kazakhstan earlier this year.
21:37 PresidentLukashenko promises swift response if Belarus under attack - The Armed Forces have been ordered to target decision-making centers, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
21:09 PresidentLukashenko: United States, EU failed to rally the world against Russia, Belarus The United States and the EU failed to rally the world against Russia and Belarus. So new provocations will follow, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said
20:53 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus will not go to war with Ukraine “They are still trying to drag us into the war in Ukraine. The goal is to get rid of both Russia and Belarus at one fling. They in Ukraine are allegedly concerned that Belarusian troops could invade them through the northern border," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
20:51 PresidentLukashenko: Ukraine attempted to attack Belarus three days ago A few days ago, Belarusian air defense systems intercepted Ukrainian missiles, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
20:27 PresidentLukashenko: ‘As long as we are proud of our history, people and country, we are free' As long as we are proud of our history, people and country, we are free, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk.