Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Putin and Lukashenko sign a statement on the expansion of strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus

    Following a Higher State Council meeting of the Union State, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a joint statement, the Kremlin’s press-service reports.  

    “Following the meeting of the Higher State Council of the Union State, leaders of both countries adopted a joint statement in which they confirmed their common desire to strengthen and expand the strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus,” the statement reads.

    As part of this …

  • Belarus and China agree on mutual visa-free travel

    Belarus and China signed an agreement on a visa-free regime for the holders of ordinary passports, Belarusian news agency BelTA reports.

    The agreement was signed following the talks of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On behalf of Belarus, the document was signed by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.

    Earlier in May, the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov had noted that Belarus would become one of the first countries in …

  • President of Belarus criticizes Russia’s desire to privatize victory over Germany

    During his visit to the Brest Fortress, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he sees a recent tendency to “privatize victory” in Russia, reported BelTA news agency.

    “It is not surprising that Russia is privatizing the victory [over Germany]. As if there were no others in the war - Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Tajiks, and Turkmen. The entire Soviet Union fought…So I look very negatively at such statements that someone achieved this victory alone,” Lukashenko …

  • President of Belarus names conditions for closure of the border with Russia

    During the visit to the border checkpoint in Divin, in the Kobryn district, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko offered Russia to determine the current status of border guards on the border of the two countries, BelTA news agency reports.  According to Lukashenko, Belarusian border guards “should not act like Russians” because “they themselves do not understand what they want and what they are doing at the Belarusian-Russian border”.

     “They should decide. Once they do it — it is not …

  • A former LPR fighter was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment in Belarus

    The Mogilev Court of Belarus sentenced a citizen of Belarus, a former fighter of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) to two years’ imprisonment, reported the Court’s press service.

    On May 4, the Court found the man guilty of crimes outlined in Article 1 p. 361-3 of the Criminal Code of Belarus: participation in an armed formation or armed conflict, military actions, recruitment or preparation of people for such participation in a foreign country.

    In 2016, the unnamed citizen repeatedly …

  • Belarus condemns coalition missile strikes on Syria

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has released a statement in which it “vigorously condemned” missile strikes made on the territory of Syria on April 14 by the United States jointly with the United Kingdom and France.

    “The situation in Syria has become an international armed conflict, which poses risks of uncontrolled escalation going beyond the frames of a region. We, therefore, call on all the parties involved to cease immediately application of armed force against other states and …

  • Lukashenko urges Belarusian exporters not 'to seek fortune' in Russia

    The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reports that during a working visit to the Dzyarzhynsk District in Minsk Oblast, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to search for new export markets due to issues with exports to Russia.  

    "We need to clarify things. If they are going to pressure us no matter what, we will seek our fortune in other places," said Lukashenko.

    He added that he will meet with President Vladimir Putin after his inauguration to "address all the issues in …

  • Ukrainian and Belarusian presidents schedule next meeting

    Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus plan to meet this autumn in Belarus, in the city of Gomel, said Ambassador of Belarus Igor Sokol at a press conference.

    On March 27, Petro Poroshenko and Alexander Lukashenko held a phone conversation, in which they discussed, among other subjects, preparations for the First Forum of Regions between Ukraine and Belarus. The meeting is expected to take place at the forum.

    “The forum planned in Gomel this autumn will be held under the aegis of …

  • Lukashenko wants to discuss with Putin problems regarding product supplies from Belarus

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated he would like to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin following his inauguration to discuss problems with deliveries of Belarusian products to Russia. However, Lukashenko still advises Russia to look for alternative markets.

    “As for exports, look for other markets,” Lukashenko said, according to his press service. “If Russia does not understand us and does not want to understand, then I will meet the President [of Russia] after the …

  • Lukashenko: Russia is afraid of 'losing Belarus'

    Russia will be the first to give a helping hand to Belarus because “they are still afraid of losing Belarus,” stated Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during a youth meeting, BelTA news agency reports.  

    Lukashenko spoke about the history of Belarus, particularly the hundredth anniversary of the creation of the Belarusian People’s Republic that lasted less than a year. “A strong desire to make Belarus independent could push them even to Kaiser, or God knows who else. There were such …