Alyaksandr Lukashenka

Lukashenka: I may become university professor after leaving my office

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Friday that he might join the teaching profession after his presidential career was over.

Russian filmmaker Govorukhin gets Lukashenka’s spirituality award

Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin has been granted the Belarusian president’s Special Prize for the Preservation and Development of Spirituality in Cinematic Art.

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...

Valery Fralow dies at 67

Valery Fralow, a prominent opposition figure and retired military general, has died a sudden death in Minsk at the age of 67.

Lukashenka modest about his role in Ukraine peace efforts

Alyaksandr Lukashenka downplayed his role in peaceful settlement in Ukraine, noting that Minsk had hosted peace talks at the suggestion of the leaders of other countries.

Lukashenka acknowledges lack of state ideology in Belarus

Alyaksandr Lukashenka acknowledged on Friday that no proper state ideology had been developed during his 20-year rule.

Lukashenka hits out at Russia for its tax move

Alyaksandr Lukashenka attacked the Russian government for its decision to sharply raise its tax on the extraction of natural resources, a move that is expected to increase the price of crude for the two Belarusian oil refineries.

Lukashenka defends cautious stance on Crimea

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has defended his cautious reaction to the annexation of Ukraine\'s Crimea by Russia.

Lukashenka claims that Yanukovych financed Right Sector

Viktor Yanukovych and his inner circle financed Right Sector, Alyaksandr Lukashenka claimed Friday in Minsk.

There are between up to 30,000 Ukrainian refugees in Belarus, Lukashenka says

There are between 27,000 and 30,000 Ukrainian refugees in Belarus at present, and these people do not plan to return, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Friday while meeting with a large group of Russian journalists.

Lukashenka: Belarus, Russia should keep together

Belarus and Russia should \"keep together and be as much strong as never before,\" Alyaksandr Lukashenka told...

DNR and LNR would be doomed without Russia, Lukashenka says

The days of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) would have been numbered a long time ago without Russia, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Friday while meeting with a large group of Russian journalists.

Russia set to have military airbase in Belarus’ Babruysk

A Russian airbase for Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker) fighter jets will be established in Babruysk, in eastern Belarus, in 2016.

Lukashenka rejects proposal to bring forward presidential vote

Lukashenka expressed his opposition to proposals that the next presidential election should take place in March 2015...

Former border guard chief may take reins at Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation

Ihar Rachkowski, first vice president of the National Olympic Committee, has been nominated for the position of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation (BIHF)'s chairpers

Uzbek president attacks Poroshenko for skipping CIS summit in Minsk

Uzbek President Islam Karimov attacked his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, for not attending a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk on Friday.

Lukashenka calls for end to Ukraine bloodshed

He was referring to the agreements signed by the Contact Group on Ukraine at its meetings in the Belarusian capital in September...

Belarus to sign agreement with Chile on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his presidential edict, approved a draft interstate agreement on visa-free travel for the holders of diplomatic and official passports, which is to be signed with Chile, reported the presidential press office.

Lukashenka says he is satisfied with this year`s harvesting campaign

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Friday that he was satisfied with the outcome of this year`s harvesting campaign.

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.

Lukashenka has telephone conversation with president of Ukraine

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on August 4 had a telephone conversation with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, reported the press office of the Belarusian leader.

Former head of state petrochemical conglomerate released from jail

Ihar Zhylin, the former head of the Belarusian State Petrochemical Industry Concern (Belnaftakhim), has been released from a detention center after he

Lukashenka discusses Ukraine crisis with former Ukrainian President Kuchma

Alyaksandr Lukashenka met on Thursday with former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma who arrived in Minsk earlier in the day to attend a round of trilateral talks on the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Minsk may host talks on Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian official confirms that trilateral talks may take place in Minsk.

Minsk does not specifically say when its wants local border traffic agreement to takes effect, Lithuanian foreign minister says

For the time being, Minsk does not specifically say when it wants the Belarusian-Lithuanian local border traffic agreement to come into force and only asks for additional consultations, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Friday in an interview with