Belarus-Russia

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.

Belarus, Russia to continue talks on oil and gas dispute this week

Belarus and Russia will continue talks this week to discuss solutions to their oil and gas dispute, Energy Minister Uladzimir Patupchyk told reporters in Minsk on November 30.

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.

There is no reason to change gas price for Belarus, Russian energy minister says

There is no reason to change the price of natural gas for Belarus, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak told reporters.

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.

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: Belarus, Russia should keep together

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

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.

Russia is paying Belarus for ratifying Eurasian Economic Union treaty

Russia’s decision to allow Belarus to keep revenues from export duties on petroleum products is its payment for the ratification of a treaty on the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union....

Russian watchdog says that banned EU food continues to be smuggled from Belarus

Fruits and vegetables grown in the European Union continue to be smuggled into Russia through Belarus, Russia’s Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Monitoring Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) said in a statemen

Belarus will supply Russia\'s Kaliningrad exclave with necessary foodstuffs, governor says

Belarus will supply the Kaliningrad province with foodstuffs that have been banned from being imported from Western countries, Nikolai Tsukanov, governor of the Russian exclave, wrote on his Twitter page on Friday.

Belarus may join Russia’s ban on imports of fruits and vegetables from Poland

Rosselkhoznadzor claimed that Polish products were found to have been infested with larvae of pests such as the western flower thrip.

Lukashenka: Belarus will be active in Ukrainian market, keep strengthening strategic partnership with Russia

Belarus will be active in the Ukrainian market and continue to strengthen its strategic partnership with Russia, Alyaksandr Lukashe

Deadly Moscow subway crash does not prompt Belarusians to bring flowers to Russian embassy in Minsk

Nobody is bringing flowers or candles to the Russian embassy in Minsk to commemorate the victims of the July 15 Moscow subway crash, the embassy’s spokesman, Vladimir Marchukov, told BelaPAN on Wednesday.

Belarus eager to take Ukraine\'s place as key supplier of military equipment for Russia

Belarus has urged Russia to replace Ukrainian-made military equipment with its products, Oleg Bochkaryov, deputy head of Russia's Defense Industry Commission, told reporters in Minsk on July 9.

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.