Iryna LEWSHYNA

Lukashenka assures new ambassador of his loyalty to Russia

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has assured Russia's new ambassador that he remains a loyal ally of Moscow but emphasized the inviolability of Belarus' independence and sovereignty.

Rights groups urge authorities to drop tax evasion case against Ales Lipay

A number of human rights groups have urged authorities to drop the tax evasion case against BelaPAN founder Ales Lipay.

Lukashenka approves key economic targets for 2018

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his December 31 presidential edicts, approved key economic targets and monetary policy guidelines for 2018.

Lukashenka calls for "balanced, down-to-earth" changes to parasite tax decree

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday called for "balanced and down-to-earth" changes to presidential Decree No. 3, which imposed a so-called parasite tax on non-working people and received a barrage of criticism from the public.

Lukashenka warns against outside interference in settlement of conflicts

Alyaksandr Lukashenka warned on Thursday that post-Soviet countries should settle their conflicts without the involvement of other forces.

Moscow "deeply disappointed" by blogger Lapshin's extradition

The Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was "deeply disappointed" by the extradition of travel blogger Alexander Lapshin from Belarus to Azerbaijan.

Belarus, Russia make no progress in gas and oil talks

No progress has been made in Russian-Belarusian oil and gas talks, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.

Lukashenka skips summits in Russia

Alyaksandr Lukashenka did not travel to Russia's Saint Petersburg to attend Monday's summits of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Lukashenka warns against forcing people to vote

Alyaksandr Lukashenka warned on Tuesday that authorities should not compel people to vote in the ongoing elections for the House of Representatives.

Lukashenka: Elections should not destabilize situation in Belarus

The coming House of Representatives elections should not destabilize the situation in the country, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Tuesday, speaking at a meeting with top OSCE election observers.

Accident-hit reactor pressure vessel should be replaced if even minimal damage is found, Lukashenka says

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) that was involved in last month`s accident at the construction site for the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant will have to be replaced if tests find even minimal damage, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday.

Ales Mikhalevich arrested on return to Belarus

Former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich was taken off a train and arrested by Belarusian border guards early on September 8 as he was traveling to Minsk from Vilnius in a surprise return to the country.

Minsk City Council approves appointment of Andrey Shorats as head of Minsk city government

Mr. Shorats was appointed to the position by Alyaksandr Lukashenka on November 6. He replaced Mikalay Ladutska...

Presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and, possibly, Ukraine expected to have talks soon

The presidents of the Customs Union troika and, possibly, Ukraine, will soon have a series of meetings.

Byalyatski: Free elections are key to Belarus\' future

\"Our future life depends on whether or not we will manage to do that,\" he stressed.

Lukashenka says he will never allow West to \"run the show\" in Belarus

Speaking in an interview with Serbia\'s daily newspaper Politika and the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Lukashenka said...

Lukashenka says he will never allow West to \"run the show\" in Belarus

Speaking in an interview with Serbia\'s daily newspaper Politika and the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Lukashenka said...

Lukashenka: Eurasian Economic Union will become basis of member states\' political unity

The establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union will become the basis for the political, military and humanitarian unity of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia...

Lukashenka: Eurasian Economic Union will become basis of member states\' political unity

The establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union will become the basis for the political, military and humanitarian unity of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia...

Lukashenka hits back at small business association

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday hit back at Perspektyva over a warning made by the small business association earlier this week...

Lukashenka heads for Sochi

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday headed for Russia\'s Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will open on February 7...

Ukrainians pay last tribute to Belarusian killed in Kyiv clashes

Thousands of people, including Ukrainian opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleh Tyahnybok, turned out Sunday to pay final respects to Mikhail Zhyznewski...

Statkevich may be freed if he applies for pardon, Lukashenka says

Former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich may be released from prison if he applies for a pardon...

Zmitser Dashkevich to stand trial for violating terms of police supervision

The 32-year-old former political prisoner failed to present himself at the Pershamayski district police station in Minsk...

Lukashenka issues edict ordering punitive measures following his inspection of woodworking plant in Barysaw

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has issued a presidential edict ordering punitive and other measures following his November 8 visit to AAT Barysawdrew...