14:14 PresidentLukashenko orders to beef up border security It is necessary to create a concentration of forces at Belarus' border, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he appointed Head of the Grodno Border Group Konstantin Molostov as Chairman of the State Border Committee on 30 May, BelTA has learned.
13:43 SocietyReports about radiation leak from Belarusian nuclear power plant dismissed as false The Belarusian Energy Ministry stated that the nuclear power plant is operating as normal. The first unit is operating at designed output levels. The second unit continues raising the reactor's output as part of the commissioning process.
13:11 PresidentLukashenko demands improvements in border service “Any flaws?” the head of state asked on the first place. “Everything looks fine, everything looks perfect. An impeccable person. Why then didn't he get a promotion for so long? If there is something wrong about him, I want to know. Otherwise, it will be like in healthcare: there are a lot of problems behind a nice facade,” he said.
12:49 PresidentLukashenko to new Grodno mayor: You will gain new experience, knowledge The new position of Grodno Mayor will offer former Housing and Utilities Minister Andrei Khmel new experience and knowledge to continue his career growth in the future, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he made personnel decisions on 30 May.
12:36 PresidentKonstantin Molostov appointed Chairman of Belarus' State Border Committee Having considered personnel issues, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed Konstantin Molostov the new Chairman of the State Border Committee, BelTA has learned.
12:23 PresidentLukashenko appoints new officials Andrei Khmel, who worked as the housing and utilities minister, has been agreed by the head of state to the position of Grodno Mayor. Vadim Perednya will head the administration of the Pervomaiski District of Minsk (previously he worked as deputy head of the Tsentralny District).
12:22 PresidentLukashenko warns local authorities of hard times ahead The elections of local councils and deputies of the House of Representatives will be held next year. The Belarusian People's Assembly will be held in a new format. These campaigns, the president stressed, must be carried out honestly and smoothly.
12:09 PresidentLukashenko makes personnel decisions The head of state appointed Konstantin Molostov as Chairman of the State Border Committee.
12:01 EconomyLebedev: CIS nations are determined to intensify mutual trade The CIS member states are pulling out all the stops to step up mutual trade, CIS Secretary General Sergei Lebedev told reporters, BelTA has learned.
11:56 PoliticsAgenda for CIS Heads of Government Council meeting in Sochi announced According to him, the agenda of the upcoming meeting will include 15 issues.
11:51 EconomyProspects for cooperation between Belarus, Russia's Smolensk Oblast outlined Following the talks with Acting Governor of Russia's Smolensk Oblast Vasily Anokhin, Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoi gave his take on the prospects for cooperation projects with this Russian region.
11:19 PoliticsMinsk hosts CSTO ministerial consultations The consultations are being held in the run-up to the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council meeting that is due to take place in Minsk on 19-20 June. The Belarusian delegation at the consultations is led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich.
11:14 PartnersChina's Zhang Zhizhen makes history reaching second round at French Open Zhang Zhizhen has made history.
11:09 PoliticsBelarus, Oman set to boost political, trade, economic contacts The parties discussed ways to intensify political, trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Oman, to flesh out the legal framework for bilateral relations and to expand contacts in international organizations.
10:58 SocietyBill on people's militia to go through first reading in Belarus A number of bills will go through the first reading on this day. They include the bills “On amending laws on entrepreneurial activity”, “On people's militia”, “On amending laws on healthcare”, “On amending the law of the Republic of Belarus “On publishing business in the Republic of Belarus”.