12:50 PresidentLukashenko reveals approximate numbers of refugees currently staying in Belarus "According to our estimates, on the territory of Belarus there are about 2,000-3,000 refugees from the Middle Eastern countries, in addition to the two thousands staying in this camp. But these are very approximate figures," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:45 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is ready to do everything for refugees in need "Some of you, believing Western propaganda, are looking for a better life there. Probably, life is better there than in the place you came from. But the worst thing, as I understand it (I see a lot of kids here), is that you, adults, do not see a future for your children in your homeland,” the president said.
12:40 PresidentLukashenko: Up to 200 refugees cross into Poland, Lithuania, Latvia every day Up to 200 refugees cross into the territories of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia every day, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to refugees at the transport and logistics center.
12:38 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus will not send refugees home by force According to the head of state, about 1,000 migrants have been evacuated from Belarus to their home country. “I would like you to know that we are not going to detain you, push you onto planes and send you back home if you do not want to do that,” the president stressed.
12:23 PresidentLukashenko studies living conditions of refugees in logistics center The migrants welcomed the head of state with applause. The officials accompanying the president briefed him about the living conditions of refugees, food provision and fire safety measures.
12:15 PresidentLukashenko briefed about fire safety measures at transport and logistics center The head of state was briefed on the fire safety measures. Earlier, the president gave appropriate instructions to Emergencies Minister Vadim Sinyavsky and Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik.
12:10 PresidentLukashenko meets with refugees on Belarus-Poland border The head of state had a conversation with refugees who still hope to get to the European Union at the logistics hub near the Bruzgi checkpoint. About a week ago the logistics hub was turned into a temporary accommodation facility for refugees. Before that, refugees had lived in a makeshift camp right on the border.
12:08 EconomyBelarus, Armenia seek to increase mutual trade Belarus and Armenia have reserves to increase mutual trade, Belarusian Forestry Minister, co-chairman of the Belarusian-Armenian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation Vitaly Drozhzha said at a meeting of the commission.
11:53 PoliticsBelarusian MPs attend CIS IPA plenary session Belarus' parliamentary delegation led by Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova is taking part in the 53rd plenary session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
11:50 PresidentLukashenko visiting temporary accommodation facility for refugees near Grodno The refugees stranded on the Belarus-Poland border remain in the logistics center. They are provided with food, bedding and other essentials. A mobile banya was mounted near the facility. Medical assistance is also available. Humanitarian aid is delivered on a regular basis.
11:41 PoliticsBelarusian parliament to hold joint session on 29 November A joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic will take place in the Oval Hall of the Government House on 29 November.
11:03 EconomyMogilev Metallurgical Works Mogilev Metallurgical Works is one of Belarus' biggest metal manufacturers. It produces steel tubes, chilled iron shot and grit, iron casting, etc. Over 70% of the output is sold abroad.
11:01 SocietyBelarus wins bronze at International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics The eleventh grade student of the Lyceum of Belarusian State University (BSU) Artemy Syrokvash has won a bronze medal at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). The competition was held in Bogotá, Colombia.
10:37 PoliticsOpinion: Poland is using migrant crisis to its own advantage Poland is using the migrant crisis on the border to draw the attention of Brussels and become the one to get the bulk of financial and political preferences in this situation, political consultant from Ukraine Mikhail Chaplyga said.
10:17 PoliticsBelarus advised to prepare for West's attempts to discredit constitutional referendum Belarus should prepare for the attempts of the West to discredit the referendum on the Constitution, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, political scientist Andrei Manoilo told the ONT TV channel.