Alyaksandr Lukashenka explained at a news conference on Friday that he would not formally recognize Crimea as part of Russia because he had signed an international agreement guaranteeing Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
NATO’s expansion has complicated the security situation close to Belarus’ borders but the country is ready for dialogue with the military bloc, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Friday in Minsk, speaking at a meeting with cadets and faculty at the Military Academy.
The unification of Belarus and Russia is out of the question, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday in Minsk, speaking at a meeting with top government officials focusing on this year’s economic prospects and integration with Russia.
It is necessary to ensure equal conditions for the citizens and economic entities of Belarus and Russia, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Wednesday while meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Minsk.
A U.S. military base in Poland would not strengthen stability in the region, a spokesperson for the Belarusian foreign ministry told reporters in Minsk on September 27.
There will be no revision of previous decisions and revolutionary turns, new Prime Minister Syarhey Rumas told the secretariat of the Council of Ministers in Minsk on Monday.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has dismissed Vital Vowk and Anatol Chorny from their positions as industry and construction ministers, respectively.
A so-called BelTA case is aimed at obliterating the remnants of journalistic independence in Belarus, according to Miklos Haraszti, the UN Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on the situation in Belarus.
The closure of the Poyedem Poyedim restaurant is out of the question, and so is its transfer from the Kurapaty site to a different place, Leanid Zaydes, a co-owner, said in a statement that he read out to reporters at the restaurant on Friday.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Friday that Russia should decide on its border guards’ presence at the Belarusian-Russian border.
Belarus stands a good chance of becoming a regional leader in the sphere of information technologies, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Monday in Minsk, speaking while meeting with top government officials and businesspeople to discuss a draft presidential decree that may, among other things, re
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday signed a presidential decree titled "On the Development of Enterprise," which is the centerpiece of a package of government-drafted ordinances aimed at improving Belarus' business climate, said the presidential press office.
Belarus is ready to send peacekeepers to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday following his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
Leading opposition politicians Mikalay Statkevich and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew have described the European Union’s decision to invite Alyaksandr Lukashenka to an Eastern Partnership summit as its recognition of him as a legitimate president and the legitimation of his repressive policies.
Belarus on October 25 received the fifth, $200-million tranche of a $2-billion loan from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD), reported the press office of the finance ministry.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka stressed the importance of affordable utility rates for households while he was speaking at a national seminar on the development of Belarus’ utilities sector on Friday.
A lawyer who defended a number of government opponents in high-profile cases has "failed" a performance review by the justice ministry and may have her license revoked.
Henadz Fyadynich, chairman of the Belarusian Union of Electronic Industry Workers, has been charged with felony tax evasion, according to the Investigative Committee of Belarus.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka reiterated on Friday that the government would take efforts to make able-bodied people work.
The Belarusian government has raised $1.4 billion by selling a dual-tranche Eurobond, the finance ministry's press office told BelaPAN.
Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed concern on Thursday over the performance of Belarus' two oil refineries.
Mikalay Mikhalkow, director of a Babruysk-based military club called Patriot who is one of those charged in a so-called riot case, has been released from custody, the Vyasna Human Rights Center reported on Thursday.
A few dozen "armed militants" have been arrested in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday in the Mahilyow region, speaking to workers at a woodworking plant.
A private company announced on Thursday that it was yielding to protesters' demands and would not build a business center at a site close to Kurapaty, a place where thousands of people are believed to have been executed and buried by Stalin's secret police in the 1930s and 1940s.
Belarus and Russia may sign a new deal on gas and oil supply only if the former settles its gas debt in full, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said in an interview with Russia's RBC business news channel.