Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • 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 …

  • Lukashenko is concerned about the deployment of NATO military drones near the borders of Belarus

    RIA Novosti reported that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Minsk's concern is caused not only by the deployment of NATO military contingents at the border with the Republic, but also by the deployment of military drones.

    "The troops are tolerable. However, most modern unmanned aerial vehicles are also deployed there... they are huge, like real planes. Those are attack drones, against whom?" Lukashenko said on Thursday in Minsk at a meeting with the secretaries of the …

  • Lukashenko promises Poroshenko that nobody will be able to draw Belarus into a war against Ukraine

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has assured Petro Poroshenko that nobody will be able to draw Belarus into a war against Ukraine.

    Poroshenko made a statement to this effect during a joint address in Chernobyl, transmitted by the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “It’s important for us, and I am sure of it, that the Ukraine-Belarus border has been, is and will always be a border of friendship, a border of good neighborly relations, a border of our reliable partnership, I emphasize, a border of …

  • Lukashenko: Russia is not ready to build a Union with Belarus

    Russia is not ready to build a "real" Union State with Belarus. This was stated by the Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in an interview with television channel MIR.

    "We are not ready for this today; and not so much Belarusians, as Russians, Russian leaders," he said.

    In his opinion, Russia and Belarus should have earlier held a referendum and established common legislation, including a Constitution, but did not do so "in due time". Instead, they "chose certain issues and began to …

  • Polish President disappointed with Lukashenko’s handling of the protests

    President of Poland Andrzej Duda is disappointed with the reaction of Belarusian authorities toward participants of a protest rally held on Freedom Day, March 25th.

    He said this at a meeting with the presidents of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as reported by Onet, with reference to Polish Press Agency.

    “I watched with great disappointment how the Belarusian authorities dealt with the protesters,” Duda said.

    He also said that he is concerned about the detention of Polish citizens in …