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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.

If NATO increases military activity near border, Russia and Belarus will have to respond adequately, Russian ambassador says

If NATO increases military activity near the border of the Belarusian-Russian Union State, Russia and Belarus will have to respond adequately, Russian Ambassador Aleksandr Surikov told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

Someone aims to split Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Foreign Minister Makey says

Someone aims to split the brotherly nations of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey said Monday in an interview with BelaPAN.

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

Belarus said to have paid over $1.2 billion in export duties on petroleum products to Russia in first four months of 2014

The amount that Belarus transferred in the first four months of 2014 into Russia’s treasury in export duties on petroleum products made from Russian crude oil totaled more than $1.2 billion, $164 million, or 18.8 percent, less than in the same period the previous year, acc

Belarus to receive 23 million tons of Russian oil next year

Russia will supply 23 million tons of crude oil to Belarus in 2015 and 24 million annually between 2016 and 2014, including 23 million tons via pipelines, RIA Novosti reported on Friday with reference to the Russian Gove

Prime ministers of Belarus, Russia discuss economic cooperation over phone

  Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, on May 18 to discuss issues relating to the planned establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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.

Foreign minister cautious over possible mediation between Russia, Ukraine

Belarus has never imposed its services as an intermediary on any country, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey told reporters in Minsk on Tuesday.

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.

Paznyak accuses Lukashenka of complicity in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

“Russia de facto controls everything in Belarus,” said Mr. Paznyak

Russia reported to have supplied 21.26 million tons of crude oil to Belarus in 2013

A total of 21,260,000 metric tons of Russian crude oil was supplied to Belarus in 2013, or 1.9 percent less than the previous year...

Belarus gets first portion of Russia’s $450-million loan

Russia transferred a portion of its $450-million loan to Belarus as far back as late December 2013, according to the press office of the National Bank of Belarus...

Russia expects nothing from Belarus in return for loan

Russia and Belarus spearhead all integration processes in the post-Soviet region...

Lukashenka plays up cooperation with Russia

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka hailed on Wednesday what he called the current form of cooperation between Belarus and Russia as “viable and very efficient.”

Russia to supply 11.5 million tons of oil to Belarus in first half of 2014

Russia will supply 11.5 million tons of crude oil to Belarus in the first half of next year, Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia’s deputy prime minister, said at Saturday’s talks with Uladzimir Syamashka, Belarus’ first deputy prime minister, in Moscow.

Lukashenka leaves for Russia\'s coastal resort of Sochi

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka has left for Russia's Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, allegedly to inspect Belarusian facilities.

Belarus and Russia should pay more attention to joint investment activity, Prime Minister Myasnikovich says

  Belarus and Russia should pay more attention to joint investment activity, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said Friday in Moscow in his opening remarks at a meeting of the Union State Council of Ministers.

Belarus’ dependence on Russia reached critical level, opposition party’s leader says

  Belarus’ dependence on Russia has reached a “critical level,” Alyaksey Yanukevich, leader of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), said at a meeting of the opposition party’s Soym (Council) on December 7.

Russia to deploy fighter jets in Belarus within days

Russia plans to deploy a duty flight of Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jets in Baranavichy, Brest region, within the next few days...

Lukashenka calls for more joint plants with Russia

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Friday spoke for the establishment of more joint industrial plants with Russia.

Baumgertner\'s release from jail was demanded by Kremlin, expert suggests

The release of Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner from the detention center of the Committee for State Security was demanded by the Krem

Putin to visit Belarus on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Belarus on September 26 to observe a Belarusian-Russian strategic military exercise called Zapad 2

Lukashenka and Putin reported to have briefly discussed Uralkali issue

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin briefly discussed the conflict over Russia's potash producer Uralkali during their meeting on Monday on the sidelines of a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Sochi, the Russian president's spokesman, Dmitry Pes