17:40 SocietyModel law on cross-border cooperation in Belarus-Russia Union State to be drafted shortly We are planning to prepare the draft model legislative act "On cross-border cooperation in the Union State" in a record short time, Andrei Savinykh, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, told reporters.
17:34 EconomyBelarus’ export of sawn timber up by 21.5% in January 2024 The export of sawn timber by the forestries affiliated with the Belarusian Forestry Ministry rose by more than 20% in January 2024 year-on-year, Belarusian Forestry Minister Aleksandr Kulik said at a meeting with representatives of the forestry industry, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Forestry Ministry.
17:23 SocietyKochanova: Belarus promotes initiatives to restore trust between countries Belarus has always staunchly supported initiatives aimed at restoring trust and overcoming disagreements between nations, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said at the first meeting of the parliament speakers of the countries from the Group of Friends of Neutrality. The participants of the video conference meeting discussed the role of parliaments in strengthening peace and dialogue.
17:15 SocietyInternational monitoring mission to visit Belovezhskaya Pushcha Belarusian Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Andrei Khudyk announced the arrival of a monitoring mission of international scientific experts to Belovezhskaya Pushcha as he spoke at a meeting with students and management of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformatics of the Belarusian State University on 15 February.
16:54 SportBelarus 95th in FIFA rankings Since the start of 2024 Belarusian footballers have not played any matches to keep 1232.8 points. The Belarusian team will open new season against Montenegro (72nd in the FIFA rankings) in Antalya, Türkiye on 21 March.
16:28 SocietyBelarus commissions 1.2m m2 of all-electric homes in 2021-2023 Belarus commissioned 1.2 million square meters of all-electric houses in 2021-2023, Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich told reporters at the presentation of a pilot project for additional electrification of the agricultural town of Veliky Bor, Khoiniki District.
16:12 SocietyMezentsev: Roscosmos pays priority attention to training of Belarusian cosmonaut "Roscosmos pays immediate attention to the space training of the crew, including the Belarusian cosmonaut," Dmitry Mezentsev stated.
16:05 SocietyCanada's refusal to extradite SS veteran Hunka slammed as shame, disgrace Canada's decision to reject Russia's extradition request for Waffen SS Galicia Division veteran Yaroslav Hunka is a shame and disgrace for the whole West, State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev told journalists.
15:41 SocietyKochanova: Revanchists are resurging, fighting with history Revanchists are raising their heads again. They are fiercely fighting with the past, banning the celebration of Victory Day and demolishing monuments, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said at the first meeting of the parliament speakers of the countries from the Group of Friends of Neutrality.
15:19 SocietyBelarus’ security chief: Internationalist soldiers know price of peace Internationalist soldiers know the price of peace, security and sovereignty better than anyone else, State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich said at a rally to mark the Internationalist Soldier Remembrance Day.
15:00 SocietyCanada removes Belarus from guest list for OSCE conference While hosing an OSCE conference of verification centers Canada decided not to take into account the interests of all participating states and removed Belarus from the guest list, Colonel Valery Revenko, Head of the International Military Cooperation Department, Aide for International Military Cooperation to the Belarusian Defense Minister, told the media.
14:42 SocietyMinister: Belarusian police will ensure order and safety during 2024 elections Order and safety will be ensured on the single voting day in Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov said after the special tactical exercise of internal affairs units of Minsk garrison on 14 February.
14:17 SocietyDefense Ministry: Poland fails to notify Belarus of Dragon 2024 exercise “Dragon 2024 is a notifiable exercise and is subject to obligatory observation. According to official data, it will involve about 20,000 people from 10 NATO member states. However, Poland ignored its obligation to send us an invitation to observe it,” Valery Revenko noted.
14:05 PoliticsBelarus at OSCE: Western states are selective about their arms control commitments The Western states - members of the OSCE apply a selective approach to implementing their commitments in arms control and confidence- and security-building measures, Belarus’ delegation said during the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation in Vienna.
13:49 SocietyBelarus, Russia ramp up cooperation in security amid West’s pressure Belarus and Russia are closely cooperating in defense and security under the unprecedented pressure from the West, State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Dmitry Mezentsev told reporters following the meeting to discuss the Union State programs and activities in defense and security, space and science held in Moscow on 15 February.