Orders for Service to the Homeland, 3rd degree have been bestowed upon Andrei Gurtsevich, Sergei Lagodyuk, and Sergei Simonenko. Medals for saved lives have been bestowed upon Vladimir Klimovich and Maksim Novikov.
“We will take decisions soon. They should be unprecedented. The most important thing is housing. If a family giving birth to a third child gets an apartment from the state virtually for free, it will be a great incentive for them to have more children,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
“Three states bordering Belarus are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And Ukraine is craving to join it. This is a certain challenge and a breeding ground for confrontation, especially amid pleas and plans strengthen military presence,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
Don't join the WTO for the sake of accession. I will not sign any document on Belarus' accession to the WTO unless I have clear evidence that this will bring tangible benefits, the Belarusian leader said.
“Belarus remains absolutely committed to the idea of the Union State construction. I want, first of all, our allies and opponents in the Russian Federation to hear that. And the main principle of this project is the creation of equal conditions for our compatriots and economic operators,” the head of state said.
In view of the global developments the importance of this organization is of no doubt. But now the organization is caught in some unhealthy situation. Take, for example, the routine issue of appointment of the secretary general,” the Belarusian leader said.