13:47 PresidentLukashenko meets with CIS head “I am grateful that in spite of the situation in the world, especially with the epidemic, you, as a true general, were not afraid to come to Belarus and see the situation, especially in this election period, with your own eyes. I am aware of the assessments of your mission and will be very happy to listen to your feedback and proposals, if there are any, regarding the election campaign. But you have seen that we wanted to turn it into a celebration for people, and they truly responded,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
13:42 PresidentLukashenko on street actions: Response will be adequate Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the unauthorized street actions that followed the presidential election. The head of state told reporters that the response to illegal actions will be adequate; no one will allow breaking the country into pieces.
12:59 SocietyPolice, civilian casualties during mass riots after presidential election in Belarus According to the source, on the night of 9-10 August citizens congregated around polling stations and in central squares in 33 population centers across the country. About 3,000 people have been arrested for participation in unauthorized rallies.
12:38 SocietyCriminal proceedings launched after mass riots in Belarus The official noted that criminal proceedings were launched after mass riots in Minsk and other regions of the country on the night between 9 August and 10 August. All the illegal actions were accompanied by violence against police personnel. Dozens of police officers were injured.
12:22 PresidentLukashenko lauds BNBC's advanced full-cycle agricultural facility “Only a few countries have such production facilities - four countries, and Belarus is one of them. It is more than outer space. We have been involved in space exploration since Soviet times, and this is a brand new manufacturing sector operating on domestic raw materials,” Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporters as he visited to the investment project site.
12:20 SocietyCIS mission: No facts questioning legitimacy of Belarus presidential election The CIS mission has not registered any facts that could call the legitimacy of the presidential election into question, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission at Belarus' presidential election.
12:13 PoliticsLebedev: Calls to vote in the evening led to queues Sergei Lebedev noted that CIS observers saw some voters staying in the polling booth for 15 minutes.
12:01 PresidentKazakhstan president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election The president of Kazakhstan wished Aleksandr Lukashenko the fulfillment of the plans at the post of the head of state and also peace, stability, mutual understanding and wellbeing to the Belarusian people.
11:52 PoliticsPutin congratulates Lukashenko on re-election “I hope that your state activity will help enhance mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations across the board, advance cooperation in the Union State, promote integration processes in the Eurasian Economic Space and the CIS as well as the military and political ties in the Collective Security Treaty Organization,” Vladimir Putin's message of greetings reads.
11:50 SocietyCEC: Queues at polling stations have no impact on voting results Queues at polling stations do not have an impact on the results of the voting, Chairperson of the Belarusian Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina told the media
11:36 SocietyObservers: Belarus presidential election in line with the law It was stressed that no major violations which could influence the result of the election were registered. Every citizen had an opportunity to cast their ballots for the candidate he or she supported.
11:35 SocietyRapota: No violations of constitutional norms at Belarusian presidential election The CIS observation mission included five representatives of the Union State Permanent Committee. “We think that the election was organized well and took place without violations of constitutional norms,” Grigory Rapota said.
11:13 PresidentLukashenko: People are a cornerstone of every policy All policies should be centered around people, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said visiting the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation on 10 August.
10:40 PoliticsXi Jinping congratulates Lukashenko on victory in presidential election Xi Jinping noted that in recent years Belarus and China have been successfully promoting strategic partnership. According to him, China and Belarus are brothers and all-weather partners.
10:02 PresidentLukashenko to visit Pukhovichi District to study major investment project Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will go on a working trip to Minsk Oblast where he will visit Pukhovichi District and study progress in implementing an investment project to launch an advanced full-cycle agricultural facility.