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Belarus receives $700-million loan from Russian government

Belarus received a $700-million loan from the Russian government on September 15, reported the Belarusian finance ministry.

Belarus, Russia begin joint military exercise

Belarus and Russia began their joint large-scale military exercise, titled Zapad (West) 2017, on Thursday amid neighboring nations` deep concerns.

Putin wants Belarusian petroleum products to be shipped via Russian ports

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested requiring the Belarusian oil refineries to supply petroleum products to customers abroad through Russian seaports.

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.

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.

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 and Putin meet in Sochi

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin had an informal meeting in Russia’s Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi on Friday.

Lukashenka promises to discuss issue of possible Russian airbase in Belarus with Putin

”I swear I have not discussed this issue with Putin,” the Belarusian leader said at a polling station in Minsk after casting his ballot in the presidential election.

Bruce Bucknell. Remember Crimea

A year ago, the Kremlin helped stage an illegal and illegitimate “referendum” in Crimea that culminated in Russia annexing Crimea from Ukraine...

Leaders of France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine arrive in Minsk for summit on Ukraine crisis

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine arrived Wednesday in Minsk for a “Normandy Four” summit on the Ukraine crisis.

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...

Putin: Moldova should have discussed with Moscow possible risks for Russia before signing association agreement with EU

Moldova should have discussed with Moscow possible risks for the Russian economy before signing its association agreement with the European Union, Vladimir Putin said Friday in Minsk, speaking at a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent

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: The West uses sanctions instead of being grateful for defeat of Nazis

The West tries to dictate and uses sanctions instead being grateful for the defeat of the Nazis, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Wednesday in Minsk, speaking at the opening ceremony for a new building for the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

Lukashenka: Belarus and Russia will always be together

Mr. Lukashenka described as symbolic the Russian leader\'s stay in Minsk during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the city\'s liberation from the Nazi invaders

Lukashenka: Belarus and Russia will always be together

Mr. Lukashenka described as symbolic the Russian leader\'s stay in Minsk during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the city\'s liberation from the Nazi invaders

Kremlin confirms that Vladimir Putin will visit Minsk on Wednesday

The Kremlin press office confirmed Monday that Vladimir Putin would visit Minsk on July 2.

Minsk signs $2-billion loan deal with VTB Bank

VTB Bank and the Belarusian Council of Ministers on Thursday signed an agreement whereby the former is to provide a $2-billion short-term loan to Minsk, said the Russian bank's press office

Putin said to have granted award to Belarusian militant in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted an award to a citizen of Belarus who played a role in the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea by Russia this past March, reported the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

Russia expected to provide $2-billion loan to Belarus in July or August

Russia may provide a $2-billion interstate loan to Belarus in July or August, Russian Ambassador Alyaksandr Surikov told reporters in Mi

Many rich foreigners are moving to Belarus, Lukashenka says

Many affluent foreign citizens have been moving to Belarus as a place where they can live peacefully, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on June 8 while laying a time capsule at the site of a future memorial commemorating Trastsyanets death camp prisoners near Minsk.

Belarus continues to demand removal of all trade barriers within Eurasian Economic Union

Mr. Lukashenka said that while Kazakhstan and Russia seemed to have no objections to free trade regime exceptions, Belarus viewed them as unacceptable.

Cabinet approves loan agreement with Russia

The Council of Ministers, by its April 10 directive, approved an agreement with Russia whereby Minsk is to receive a Russian government loan.

Lukashenka claims that Putin has no plans to move further into Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has no intention to move further into Ukraine, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in an interview broadcast by Ukraine’s Fi