Alyaksandr Lukashenka

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.

Lukashenka unhappy with performance of oil refineries

Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed concern on Thursday over the performance of Belarus' two oil refineries.

Lukashenka "proud" that Belarus joined China's Belt and Road scheme

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Monday that he was proud that Belarus had been one of the first countries in the world to join China's Belt and Road initiative.

Lukashenka: Belarus set to contribute to peace in Ukraine

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Belarus was ready to "continue contributing to a peaceful resolution" to the crisis in the Donbas region.

Belarus settles $726-million gas debt

Belarus has fully settled its gas debt, a spokesman for Russia's gas supply monopolist Gazprom told BelaPAN on Thursday.

Lukashenka: No choice but to meet pay target

The government has no choice but to ensure that the average monthly pay reaches 1,000 rubels ($525 at the current exchange rate) in Belarus this year, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Tuesday.

Belarus would like army to be modernized at Russia’s expense

Alyaksandr Lukashenka revealed on Friday that he would like the Belarusian Armed Forces to be modernized at the expense of Russia because “there is currently a very serious situation in the western theater of military operations.”

Lukashenka to Putin: “No one will let us live in peace”

No one will let Belarus and Russia live in peace, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said while meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Strelna, near Saint Petersburg, on April 3.

Two members of now-defunct nationalist group arrested

Two members of a now-defunct paramilitary nationalist organization called Bely Lehiyon (White Legion) were arrested in Minsk on Tuesday night, hours after Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced the arrest of dozens of "armed militants" preparing to stage a "provocation."

EU extends restrictive measures against Belarus for one year

The Council of the European Union has decided to prolong restrictive measures against Belarus until February 28, 2018.

Lukashenka suggests dramatically easing conditions of doing business

Alyaksandr Lukashenka suggested on Tuesday that the working group on the stimulation of business activity draw up a presidential edict that would dramatically ease the conditions of doing business in Belarus.

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.

Lukashenka: Belarus will not quit integration blocs with Russia

Media reports claiming that Belarus intends to quit integration blocs with Russia are not true, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a lengthy news conference in Minsk on February 3.

Renowned pop singer Alyaksandr Tsikhanovich dies at 64

Renowned Belarusian pop singer Alyaksandr Tsikhanovich died in Minsk on the night between January 27 and 28 at the age of 64.

Lukashenka: Average pay of $500 is feasible

Alyaksandr Lukashenka insisted on Thursday that raising average monthly pay to $500 in Belarus was a completely realistic task this year.

Lukashenka amends his decree against "social parasites"

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his January 12 decree, made amendments to his previous decree imposing a tax on people with no formal source of income.

Belarus waives visas for short-term visitors from 80 countries

Alyaksandr Lukashenka, by his January 9 presidential edict, abolished the visa requirement for citizens of 80 countries who arrive in Belarus through Minsk National Airport and stay in the country for no more than five days.

Lukashenka warns against attempts to “humiliate” Belarus

Alyaksandr Lukashenka made a surprisingly combative speech during his Christmas Day visit to a church in Minsk, warning unnamed forces against trying to “humiliate” Belarus.

Lukashenka says he dreams of average pay of $500

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Friday that he dreamt of an average monthly pay of $500 in Belarus.

Vasil Zharko appointed deputy prime minister

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on December 29 relieved Vasil Zharko of his position as health minister and appointed him to serve as deputy prime minister in charge of the social sector.

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.

Natallya Kachanava appointed head of Presidential Administration

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Wednesday appointed Deputy Prime Minister Natallya Kachanava to the position of head of the Presidential Administration.

Lukashenka calls for closer political ties with Poland

Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with the speaker of Poland's Senate in Minsk on Monday, calling for closer political ties between the two countries.

At least two death row inmates executed in quick succession

Syarhey Khmyalewski, a 32-year-old man who was found guilty of murdering three people, has reportedly been executed in Belarus. The man’s relatives were informed about the execution on November 29.

Yury Chyzh released from jail

Yury Chyzh, a prominent Belarusian businessman who was arrested in March, was reportedly released on Wednesday.