15:26 EconomyBelarus eager to start importing oil via Odessa-Brody pipeline in March The official said: “Work is in progress on alternative oil purchases via the southern route, from Ukrainian territory. Deliveries along the Odessa-Brody [pipeline] will begin soon, in March. The volume will be several tankers.”
15:04 EconomyBelarus, Russia sign protocol on compensation for polluted oil The official said: “Active work is in progress. A protocol saying the Russian side is ready to compensate has been signed. We are working to determine and confirm the compensatory payments that will have to be paid to Mozyr Oil Refinery in the end.”
14:55 SocietyOver 370 renal, 50 cardiac transplants performed in Belarus in 2019 Some 374 renal transplants (including 11 transplants for children) and 52 heart transplants were carried out in Belarus in 2019, Belarusian Healthcare Minister Vladimir Karanik said.
13:38 SocietyPetrishenko: Belarus' response to new epidemiological challenges should be measured The deputy prime minister noted that the positive epidemiological situation in the country cannot be the reason to be complacent and to rest on laurels. “Human activity constantly creates new challenges,” he said. “Today it is coronavirus. Tomorrow it will be something else. Our response must always be measured and as effective as possible.”
13:07 PresidentBelarus president sets goals for newly appointed KGB, Internal Affairs Ministry officials Aleksandr Lukashenko's actions in this instance were not limited to only signing the paperwork. The head of state talked to top officials of the State Secretariat of the Security Council, the Internal Affairs Ministry, and the KGB, and the newly appointed officials to find out the state of affairs in the spheres they oversee, the degree of competence, and previous experience.
12:48 PresidentProtection of people described as priority for Belarus' KGB, Internal Affairs Ministry Besides, Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about the personnel policy in the State Security Committee. The president stressed that continuity is important, the level of personnel training should be constantly improving.
12:33 EconomyFour out of seven power lines now link Belarusian nuclear power plant to power grid A total of seven 330kV high-voltage power lines are supposed to connect the Belarusian nuclear power plant to the country's power grid in the end. They will link the nuclear power plant to the power substations Smorgon, Minsk North, Postavy No.1, Postavy No.2, Molodechno, Ross, and Stolbtsy.
12:25 PartnersItaly reports 222 confirmed cases of COVID-19, six deaths Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday.
12:09 PresidentBelarus president makes new appointments in KGB, Internal Affairs Ministry Sergei Terebov, who previously worked as head of the Gomel Oblast department of the State Security Committee, was appointed first deputy chairman of the KGB.
11:49 SocietyBelarus remains coronavirus-free The situation remains stable in Belarus. No coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Belarus. We are trying to get ahead of the virus. Updates are analyzed not even once a day, but several times a day, the minister said.
11:23 EconomyBelarus' export down by over $2bn over tainted Russian oil, restrictions on oil products export Belarus' export fell by $2.055 billion over Russia's restrictions on the export of oil products and contaminated oil supplies from that country, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed an extended meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs board to review the diplomatic service's performance in 2019.
11:21 SportMinsk hosts International Indoor Athletic Match U-20 The Belarusian State University of Physical Culture will host the event. It will bring together U20 athletes from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and Estonia.
11:10 PoliticsFM: Belarus deepens ties with west remaining Russia's strategic ally The minister named 2019 a year that was tense but brought about certain results.
10:40 EconomyBelarusian BelAZ ships second batch of haul trucks to India The second batch includes eight trucks with a carrying capacity of 136 tonnes. The first batch of BelAZ haul trucks was shipped to India in January. They are currently being assembled.
09:54 SocietyBelarusians warned against travel to north of Italy amid coronavirus spread Security measures have been strengthened, and an additional sanitary and quarantine point has been set up at Minsk National Airport for laboratory tests.