Contents tagged with Belarus

  • Russian military attaché expelled from Belarus for espionage

    Russian military attaché  Roman Spiridonov was expelled from Belarus for espionage, reports news outlet.

    The publication writes that Roman Spiridonov "is not a diplomat at all." His main task is intelligence activities.

    "However, he doesn't carry out his functions professionally, because his track record already has a high-profile failure – his expulsion from France, also on charges of espionage," the newspaper writes.

    This is not the first incident this year, connected to the …

  • Belarus sees no point in establishing Russian military base in its territory

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in an interview with RBC news agency, that "there is no practical, political, or military" need in the deployment of the Russian Air Force military base in Belarus.

    Various media have repeatedly raised this topic. Moscow and Minsk previously confirmed that they are discussing this possibility.

    Makei said that the issue is becoming irrelevant due to the development of modern technologies and expressed doubt that the deployment of Russian military …

  • Belarus finds new ‘big brother’ instead of Russia

    By the end of 2019, Belarus plans to sign a credit agreement with the China Development Bank to replace the loan it did not receive from Russia, reports, citing Belarusian Finance Minister Maksim Yermolovich.

    According to the minister, the Chinese bank has only provisionally agreed to give Minsk up to $500 million. The interest rate is still being discussed, and the loan will be denominated in yuans.

    “For quite a long time we have been building such relations with the Russian …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus has created medium-range missile

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus has been able to achieve significant results in the creation of unique medium-range missiles missile systems, which Russia is only beginning to develop. According to Belarusian President, much more powerful weapons are already being developed.

    "The main issue was the increasing of the range and power of the missiles that we already have, and how we can use the experience of our partners, especially China, with which we actively …

  • Belarus does not intend to buy Russian MiG-35 fighter jets

    Belarus has no plans to buy Russian MiG-35 fighter jets, despite the information that appeared in the media that it might become one of the buyers of Russian aircraft, reports news outlet.

    Belarus does not have any interest in the Russian 4++ generation fighter jet MiG-35. The reason for that is that Belarus plans to buy Russian Su-30SM fighter jets. Another reason is the relatively high cost of MiG-35.

    Previously, it was assumed that China, India, and Turkey are the potential buyers …

  • Belarusian President Lukashenko: conflict in Eastern Ukraine cannot be resolved without the USA

    During a meeting with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale in Minsk, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said, that the United States could contribute to the settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, reports BelTA news agency.

    "Speaking about the problems of Europe, and especially Eastern Europe, in particular, Ukraine, I am convinced that it would be impossible to resolve this conflict without the participation of the United States," said Lukashenko. …

  • Russia and Belarus to unify economies

    Russia and Belarus have agreed to establish a unified Tax Code and Civil Code within the Union State format, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reports.

    The program of economic integration between Russia and Belarus was signed at the beginning of September, but was not publicized until now. The program envisages the partial unification of the two countries’ economic systems starting in January 2021.

    This will involve a unified Tax Code, foreign trade regime and Civil Code, a unified record of …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus has closed its border with Ukraine due to the weapons flow

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, during his speech at international anti-terrorist conference in Minsk, said that Minsk was forced to tighten border control with Ukraine because of the flow of weapons, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "We had to close the border completely with our brothers and close people [in Ukraine], even more than with the North Atlantic bloc, which for us has always, for a long time, allegedly seemed to be the number one enemy," Lukashenko said.

    According to him, the …

  • Draft program of integration with Russia handed over to Lukashenko for approval

    The press secretary of the Belarusian Prime Minister Alexandra Isaeva said that the draft action program on integration with Russia that was prepared by the Belarussian government had been handed for approval to the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, reports RBC news agency.

    The integration of countries is based on the Treaty on the Creation of a Union State, which was signed in 1999. In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Minsk would choose acceptable ways for …

  • President of Belarus will not attend World War II commemoration in Poland out of solidarity with Putin

    Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported why the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko refused Poland’s invitations to take in commemorative events dedicated to 80th anniversary of the beginning of the World War II.According to the newspapers source in Minsk, by not going to Poland, Lukashenko expressed solidarity with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was not invited by Polish President Andrzej Duda.Instead of Lakashenko, the Belarusian Ambassador to Poland will participate in these …