09:00 PresidentLukashenko congratulates Estonian people on national holiday Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to the people of Estonia as the country celebrates a national holiday, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
19:58 EconomyMozyr Oil Refinery getting ready to commission heavy oil hydrocracking complex Despite frosty weather the specialists have managed to keep working fast in the course of completing construction and installation work and preparing the complex for commissioning. Provided additional measures are implemented, the installation of pipelines and their preparation for trials can continue in this weather.
19:20 SocietyBelarus, UAE interested in tighter military technology cooperation Chairman of the State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus Dmitry Pantus met with UAE Deputy Defense Minister Mattar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri. The good level of achieved interaction was noted as well as the existing potential and ways to further step it up. The interest in advancing cooperation was reaffirmed.
19:01 SocietyInteragency working group to work on Belarusian government's patriotic upbringing program “It has to start not in school but in families. The role of parents in instilling patriotic qualities in their children, love for their motherland, for the place they were born in, for the history of their family should be increased,” the official noted.
18:55 In PicturesShooting competition timed to Fatherland Defenders' Day in Minsk On 23 February the Timoshenko Shooting Center hosted a shooting competition among Belarus' law enforcement, army and security personnel.
18:50 SocietyAustrian MPs show interest in Belarus' COVID-19 response experience Members of the National Assembly's working group on cooperation with the Austrian Parliament headed by MP Valery Voronetsky held an online meeting with members of the parliamentary group "Austria - Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus" at the Austrian parliament.
18:38 SocietyBelarusian government approves environmental protection program until 2025 The Belarusian government has approved the state program "Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources" for 2021-2025.
18:33 PoliticsBelarus-UNDP cooperation discussed in Minsk “The parties discussed the state and prospects of cooperation between Belarus and UNDP, including the implementation of national development priorities, as well as ways to step up joint efforts to minimize the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic in our country,” the foreign ministry said.
18:20 SportDinamo Minsk make KHL playoffs The Bisons have finally settled into the top eight in the Western Conference and are now out of reach of other contenders.
17:57 SocietyBelarus' lead clinician for infectious diseases gets Sputnik V jab Lead Clinician for Infectious Diseases (non-staff) of the Healthcare Ministry, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Infectious Diseases Faculty of Belarusian State Medical University Igor Karpov has received Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
17:23 PoliticsFM: Why doesn't the UN look into the human rights situation in Europe? According to Vladimir Makei, Belarusians can state with pride that their cities are some of the world's safest ones, that all the citizens in the country are granted employment opportunities, the right to pensions, to free education, and to one of the world's most affordable and effective healthcare systems.
17:06 PoliticsFM: Belarus under pressure for independent policy There is no reason why Belarus gets all the attention on the topic of human rights, except for the sole purpose of exerting political pressure on the legitimate government, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
16:51 PoliticsFM: West uses human rights as pretext to topple governments Vladimir Makei noted that the fundamental and internationally recognized UN documents in the field of human rights protection and promotion call on nations to strive to expand international cooperation and dialogue based on mutual respect and understanding.
16:28 SocietyOpinion: Belarus' integration with Russia makes the West uncomfortable Nikolai Shchekin believes that Belarus has become practically the only country in the world that managed to maintain its statehood amid the tough geopolitical confrontation between the West and the rest of humanity.
15:59 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 update: 972 new cases, 861 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 280,428 cases. A total of 270,289 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.