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The National Bank of Belarus continues to lose its gold and currency reserves as the value of Belarus ruble continues to fall. In April the Belarusian ruble broke the "bottom" reached during the summer protests and set a new historical low.
In the five quarters from January 2020 to April 2021, foreign currency reserves of Belarus decreased by 25% - from $9.2 billion to $6.9 billion.
Since the beginning of 2021, the reserves of the National Bank have lost $310 million due to the repayment of …
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Alexander Lukashenko and discussed with him "external threats from the Western direction,"reported the Telegram channel "Pool of The First" close to Lukashenko's press service.
It is noted that the presidents spoke for about half an hour and decided that "it is in the interests of both countries to develop integration processes and strengthen multifaceted cooperation."
"One of the main themes: epidemiology. Focus on vaccination and vaccine production. …
Russia is once again extending a financial helping hand to self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
In the next two years, Minsk will be able to not pay Russia $906 million in installments for the loan provided for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. According to Interfax, the relevant protocol was ratified by the Russian Federation Council.
Under the new terms, Minsk's payments to Russia will be reduced by 3.5 times, to 370.8 million dollars.
The head of the State Security Committee of Belarus, Ivan Tertel, said that large quantities of weapons from Ukraine were allegedly supplied to Belarus for "terrorist attacks."
Tertel said on the Belarus 1 channel that weapons were allegedly supplied from Ukraine to Belarus to destabilize the situation in the country and organize terrorist attacks on government agencies and government officials.
At the same time, the head of the Belarusian KGB accused Ukrainian law enforcement agencies of …
Russia is not going to join its army with the Belarusian army, said the Russian ambassador to Belarus, Dmitry Mezentsev.
According to Mezentsev, the joint army is a "good fantasy", but there is no need for it yet.
The ambassador reminded that the armies of Russia and Belarus cooperate within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and this is enough to protect the borders of the countries.
At the same time, Mezentsev stressed that the cooperation between the Russian and …
Belarusian oppositionist has released an investigation into the corruption of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. The film was published on the YouTube channel NEXTA.
The film talks about Lukashenko's real estate and provides a list of his residences. In addition, the authors of the investigation speak about Lukashenko's car collection, which is worth 4 million, and his large aircraft fleet. NEXTA journalists also said that Lukashenko has his own "special harem".
The Russian and Belarusian militaries will hold joint tactical exercises in the territories of both countries in March this year, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.
"Two joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercises of the Russian Airborne Troops and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus will be held in March this year," the statement reads.
The first exercise will take place between March 9 and 20 at the Polybino test site in the Ulyanovsk region …
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin held a meeting in Moscow, where they discussed joint military cooperation activities for 2021, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The ministers agreed to establish three combat training centres for military personnel. Two of them will be created in Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad regions, another in the Grodno region in northwestern Belarus, which borders Lithuania and …
Any attempt by the Belarusian authorities to demand the extradition of ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya from Lithuania is doomed to failure, said Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
"Lithuania does not extradite people who are subjected to political persecution. Minsk is well aware of the answer we will give them," the deputy foreign minister said.
According to him, any request for Tikhanovskaya's extradition would be a " …
Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has not ruled out the possibility of deployment of Russian warplanes to Belarus, reports Lukashenko’s press service.
Lukashenko recalled that in 2014, during the Ice Hockey World Championships, Russian planes were in the country and were on duty together with the Belarusian Air Force. According to Lukashenko, the countries could continue to use this experience.
"Give us these planes. Both Russians and Belarusians should fly these …