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Babich dismissed as ambassador to Belarus

Vladimir Putin has signed a presidential decree dismissing Mikhail Babich from his position as ambassador to Belarus and the president’s special envoy responsible for the development of trade and economic cooperation with Belarus "in connection with his transfer to another job," the Kreml

Investigative Committee refuses to drop criminal charge against Zolatava

The Investigative Committee of Belarus has refused to drop the criminal charge against Maryna Zolatava, editor in chief of, who is among more than a dozen journalists accused of obtaining unauthorized access to the paid-subscriber section of the government’s news agency BelTA’s web

Official: Suspects in BelTA case will get no harsh punishment

Suspects in a so-called BelTA case may not get harsh punishment as their crime does not pose a serious danger to society, Ivan Naskevich, head of the Investigative Committee of Belarus, said in an interview broadcast on the Belarus One television channel on Thursday night.

Minsk: Visa facilitation talks with EU dragging on

Talks on a visa facilitation deal between Belarus and the European Union have dragged on, Anatol Hlaz, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, said on Thursday.

Lukashenka: Problems in Belarusian-Russian relations must be solved here and now

If relations between Belarus and Russia are marred by some problems, they need to be solved "here and now," Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday in Minsk, speaking at a session of the Supreme State Council of the Belarusian-Russian Union State.

Lukashenka criticizes EAEU

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has not lived up to the expectations of member states, with many agreements reached between them remaining unfulfilled, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Monday in Russia's Sochi, speaking at a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

Authorities confirm block on, cite Media Law violations

The Belarusian information ministry confirmed on Thursday that it had blocked access to popular pro-opposition news website

German foreign minister to visit Belarus for first time in 22 years

Germany’s Vice Chancellor/Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is expected to pay a visit to Belarus on November 17.

Lukashenka promises to remove “excessive” barriers to businesses

Alyaksandr Lukashenka promised on Tuesday to remove “excessive” administrative barriers to businesses.

Five more suspects in “riot” case released

Only two suspects in a so-called riot case remain in jail after as many as five suspects were released on Thursday.

Attempts at destabilization made with help of fifth column, Lukashenka says

Attempts are being made to destabilize the situation in Belarus with the help of the fifth column, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Tuesday, speaking at a wreath-laying ceremony held in Minsk on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

Twenty-six suspects said arrested in riot case

A total of 26 people have been arrested on suspicion of training and preparing for a riot, Belarus’ major government-controlled media outlets said on Thursday night in a report quoting a KGB source.

EU demands release of protesters, journalists

The European Union has demanded the immediate release of the demonstrators and journalists who have been jailed in Belarus over peaceful street protests against Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s decree that imposed a so-called parasite tax on non-working people.

Lukashenka approves 30-percent reduction in staff of Presidential Administration

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his February 13 presidential edict, approved plans to reduce the staff of the Presidential Administration by 30 percent.

Lukashenka congratulates Trump

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday sent a message of greetings to Donald John Trump on his election as president of the United States.

Uladzislaw Hancharow wins trampoline gold for Belarus

Uladzislaw Hancharow (Uladzislau Hancharou) of Belarus won the gold medal in the men’s trampoline gymnastics at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Ukraine peace summit begins in Minsk

Talks between the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia have begun in the Palace of Independence in Minsk...

Referendums in eastern Ukraine mean nothing from legal standpoint

The recent “self-rule” referendums in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces bear no significance from a legal viewpoint, Alyalsandr Lukashenka said in an interview broadcast Wednesday by Dozhd...

Referendums in eastern Ukraine mean nothing from legal standpoint

The recent “self-rule” referendums in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces bear no significance from a legal viewpoint, Alyalsandr Lukashenka said in an interview broadcast Wednesday by Dozhd...

Lukashenka meets with Ukraine’s acting president

The meeting that lasted more than three hours took place “on the initiative of the Belarusian side”

Lukashenka, Putin discuss Ukraine over phone

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine during their telephone conversation...

Lukashenka reassures Kyiv over invasion fears

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has promised that no Russian troops will invade Ukraine through the Belarusian border...

Aerialist Ala Tsuper claims third gold for Belarus in Sochi

Ala Tsuper of Belarus won the women\'s freestyle aerials Olympic tournament on Friday, earning the third gold medal for the country at the Sochi Games...

Biathlete Domrachava wins Olympic gold

Biathlon star Darya Domrachava (Domracheva) earned the first medal for Belarus at the Sochi Olympics, winning the women`s pursuit race on Tuesday...

Lukashenka swaps home tournament for playing hockey with Putin

Lukashenka was playing on Putin’s team in an “all-star” game in Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics next month...