13:47 EconomyBelarus' timber export to Russia skyrockets Last year, more than 2 million cubic meters of timber was sold abroad via BUCE, with about 90% of it bound for the EU countries and the UK. Of course, it is not possible to redirect this volume to other markets overnight. At the same time, thanks to intensive work with potential buyers, we have achieved certain results, said Aleksei Matsevolo, Deputy Chairman of the Board of BUCE.
13:13 PoliticsLavrov to speak at Belarusian State University "From 29 June to 1 July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be in Minsk on a working visit," Maria Zakharova said.
12:51 EconomyEEC Council to meet in Vitebsk on 15 July The EAEU deputy prime ministers will consider the preparation of an international agreement on a common gas market and regulation of a temporary procedure to confirm compliance with the union's technical regulations in respect of e-commerce goods.
12:29 EconomyOver 7m tonnes of haylage stocked up in Belarus As of 29 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down first grass on 69.6% of the targeted area. Progress was at 98.7% in Grodno Oblast and 98.6% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast, Minsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.
12:21 EconomyBelarus blames Western infrastructure for failing to transfer eurobond payments The Western clearing system cannot guarantee full and timely payments to the eurobond holders. Meanwhile, Belarus can because it has sufficient resources to make payments on the state debt.
11:59 EconomyMinister explains Belarus' decision to service Eurobonds in Belarusian rubles Belarus' Finance Minister Yuri Seliverstov explained why Belarus decided to handle payments on Eurobonds in Belarusian rubles as he talked to journalists on 29 June.
11:24 SocietyOpinion: Belarus remains fully committed to its international obligations "When we see behavior that clearly deviates from international principles, from the obligations that countries have undertaken under international treaties, we cannot remain silent,” Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh said.
10:56 SocietyOver 160 Ukrainians arrive in Belarus in past 24 hours Belarusian checkpoints continue operating in a routine mode.
10:40 SportKHL vice champion to hold pre-season training camp in Minsk The KHL two-time champion trained in Belarus last summer and also in February 2022.
10:04 EconomyBrest Oblast plans to sign almost $16m worth of contracts at Belarus-Russia forum The Brest Oblast delegation, which will include representatives of the business community and authorities, will be headed by Brest Oblast Governor Yuri Shuleiko and Chairman of the Brest Oblast Council of Deputies Yuri Narkevich.
09:29 EconomyBelarus extends embargo on Western food imports till year end The list of banned goods includes pigs, cattle meat, pork, some by-products, salted brined, dried or smoked meat, food flour from meat or meat by-products, milk and dairy products (with some exceptions), vegetables, and other goods.
09:01 EconomyBelarus to honor debt obligations under eurobonds in national currency “Debt obligations under sovereign securities floated on international financial markets will be honored in Belarusian rubles at the rate of the country's National Bank as of the date of payment,” the Belarusian government said.
19:57 SocietyBelarusian brigade scheduled for command and staff exercise The exercise focuses on managing army units and brigade units in the course of a defensive operation. It will evaluate readiness of staffs and improve their cohesion. It will allow commanding officers to improve their ability to organize a defensive action and manage troops during combat.
19:20 SocietyBelarus' MFA speaks up against West attempts to equate WW2 veterans with SS troops The official said: “Thanks to those, who are sitting in the first ranks in this hall, we live today, our state exists, and we have an opportunity to celebrate this holiday. We can only imagine what they had to go through, how they went to attack gun emplacements, how they bled, how they protected each other with their own bodies."
18:31 SocietyOpinion: Belarus handled refugee crisis well Belarus had to deal with a refugee crisis in 2021 when more than 3,500 migrants from the Middle East were trying to cross the Polish border in Belarus, and the country did well, Colonel Aleksei Begun, Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs, told the media.