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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.

Makey: Belarus, Russia share opinions on virtually all foreign-policy issues

Belarus and Russia share opinions on virtually all foreign-policy issues, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey said in Minsk on Tuesday, speaking at a joint board meeting of the two countries' foreign ministries.

CIS Executive Committee silent on whether Ukraine will participate in summit in Minsk

The CIS Executive Committee does not say whether Ukraine will participate in a CIS summit in Minsk next month and who will lead the Ukrainian delegation if it does.

Minsk may host talks on Ukraine crisis

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

Russian foreign minister to visit Belarus next week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will stay in Belarus on June 15 and 16, Dzmitry Mironchyk, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters in Minsk on Thursday.

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia to hold talks in Moscow on July 10

  Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey is expected to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on July 10.

Russia and Belarus will not respond to EU sanctions with sanctions, Lavrov says

  Russia and Belarus will not respond to the European Union’s sanctions with similar measures, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

EU`s economic sanctions against Belarus could affect Russia`s interests, says foreign minister

Russia is concerned that the European Union’s economic sanctions against Belarus could affect its interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with TV channel Russia 24 at the end of this week, according to

Russian foreign minister warns Minsk against emotional remarks about Moscow

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Minsk against “emotional” remarks about the Kremlin while he was speaking at a meeting of the foreign affairs committee in the State Duma, lower parliamentary house, on Thursday.

Foreign ministers of Germany, Poland attack Lukashenka over sentences for post-election protesters

Westerwelle noted that he was shocked rather than disappointed at the events in Belarus...

Moscow calls for release of Lukashenka\'s opponents

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Tuesday for the release of all opponents of the Belarusian government detained after the December...

Belarus said to have borrowed $200m from Azerbaijan for 12 days

“On June 21, Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski asked the prime minister of Azerbaijan to grant Belarus a short-term loan because of the situation emerged...

Gas flow to Lithuania reported reduced by 30 percent

The volume of Russian gas deliveries to Lithuania through Belarus had been reduced by approximately 30 percent as of Wednesday noon, a source at AB Lietuvos Dujos, a Lithuanian natural gas utility owned by E.ON AG and OAO Gazprom, told

Belarus looking for new gas supply sources

Russia’s Gazprom on Wednesday reduced the daily amount of gas deliveries to Belarus by 60 percent, stepping up pressure on Minsk amid a bitter dispute that threatens...

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia meet in Minsk

The foreign ministers of Belarus and Russia held a meeting in Minsk on Tuesday, BelaPAN reports.

Belarus and Russia should harmonize their policies regarding EU, Russian foreign minister says

The policies of Belarus and Russia regarding the European Union should be harmonized, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday following his meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Syarhey Martynaw, as quoted by

Foreign ministers of Belarus, Russia meet in Minsk

Minsk and Moscow maintain successful foreign-policy cooperation, Belarusian Foreign Minister Syarhey Martynaw said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Minsk on Tuesday, BelaPAN reports.

Russian foreign minister to visit Minsk next week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will stay in Belarus on June 21 and 22, the Belarusian foreign ministry's press office told BelaPAN.

Belarus has not taken over security bloc’s presidency, Russian foreign minister says

Belarus has not taken over the rotating presidency of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) despite Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s presence at the bloc’s informal summit in Kyrgyzstan last week.

Russian foreign minister accuses EU of putting pressure on Belarus over Georgia’s breakaway regions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the European Union of exercising pressure on Minsk over the recognition of Georgia’s two breakaway regions.

Minsk, Moscow share views on strategic stability issues, Russian foreign minister says

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow and Minsk shared views on "issues that directly concern strategic stability..."