Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • 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 …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko threatens to respond to Russia's embargo on Belarusian milk

    President of the Republic of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, stated that disputes over milk supplies have again escalated between Belarus and the Russian Federation and notes that such issues must be addressed immediately during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Mikhail Rusyy, BELTA reports.

    "I'd like to note that such things must be responded to. We will not remain silent. The security services informed me that Russia has imported some New Zealand milk powder, now they are having excess of …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko: Minsk will remain a negotiation platform for Donbas

    Minsk will remain a platform for negotiations on finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Donbas, President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said on Sunday, Belta agency reports.

    “This subject was blown out of proportion in the mass media almost to the extent of a scandal. I know this platform will remain. Do you think anybody will go to Asia to resolve European problems?” Lukashenko asked.

    The President also said this was a shared opinion in Germany. “We are not taking part in the …

  • Belarus legalizes blockchain mining, cryptocurrency transactions

    President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed off on a Digital Economy Development Decree that legalizes blockchain mining and transactions with cryptocurrencies, as reported by Russian Interfax news agency, citing the press service of the Belarusian President.

    “The main goal of the decree is to create conditions attractive to international IT-companies so that they bring their businesses to Belarus, open software development centers, and create breakthrough products that …

  • Lukashenko: Ukraine violated agreement not to publicize detention of journalist Sharoyko in Belarus

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that he discussed the detention of journalist Pavlo Sharoyko on suspicion of espionage with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in the beginning of November in the UAE.

    "He [Poroshenko] asked me this question. And I told him the facts. I admitted to him that from the first until the last day of the operation to neutralize the spy network, I was in the know. This practice was immediately reported to me by the chairman of the KGB," Belta quotes …

  • Putin and Lukashenko to inspect Zapad-2017 joint military exercise

    The Presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, respectively plan to visit together the strategic Zapad (West) 2017 exercise, which will include large-scale maneuvers from both armies. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin explained to Izvestia newspaper  that the two presidents intend to visit one of the training grounds in Russia.

    The joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercise Zapad 2017 will be held from September 14 to September 20, 2017. According to …

  • Lukashenko sees danger in how Belarus-Russia relations are developing

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he is concerned about the negative dynamics in the development of relations between Belarus and Russia.

    “We have a large debt under the Union State treaty. We lost a lot on many fronts. But the worst thing is that on some issues we are losing ground,” said Lukashenko.

    He also mentioned the restoration of border zones on the Belarusian-Russian border.

    We were proud of the fact that both Russians and Belarusians have equal rights here. Now we …

  • Lukashenko invites observers to Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 exercises

    Belarus is inviting “a large number of observers” to the upcoming Zapad 2017 joint military exercises with Russia which have been a cause for concern for Ukraine and NATO states, reported by BelTA with reference to statements by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the leaders of the Security Council’s State Secretariat.

    “The exercises are open; we are inviting and have already invited a large number of observers. Come, look,” Lukashenko said.

    Lukashenko mentioned that …