Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Putin and Lukashenko sign a statement on the expansion of strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus

    Following a Higher State Council meeting of the Union State, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a joint statement, the Kremlin’s press-service reports.  

    “Following the meeting of the Higher State Council of the Union State, leaders of both countries adopted a joint statement in which they confirmed their common desire to strengthen and expand the strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus,” the statement reads.

    As part of this …

  • President of Belarus criticizes Russia’s desire to privatize victory over Germany

    During his visit to the Brest Fortress, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he sees a recent tendency to “privatize victory” in Russia, reported BelTA news agency.

    “It is not surprising that Russia is privatizing the victory [over Germany]. As if there were no others in the war - Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Armenians, Tajiks, and Turkmen. The entire Soviet Union fought…So I look very negatively at such statements that someone achieved this victory alone,” Lukashenko …

  • President of Belarus names conditions for closure of the border with Russia

    During the visit to the border checkpoint in Divin, in the Kobryn district, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko offered Russia to determine the current status of border guards on the border of the two countries, BelTA news agency reports.  According to Lukashenko, Belarusian border guards “should not act like Russians” because “they themselves do not understand what they want and what they are doing at the Belarusian-Russian border”.

     “They should decide. Once they do it — it is not …

  • Lukashenko urges Belarusian exporters not 'to seek fortune' in Russia

    The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reports that during a working visit to the Dzyarzhynsk District in Minsk Oblast, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to search for new export markets due to issues with exports to Russia.  

    "We need to clarify things. If they are going to pressure us no matter what, we will seek our fortune in other places," said Lukashenko.

    He added that he will meet with President Vladimir Putin after his inauguration to "address all the issues in …

  • Ukrainian and Belarusian presidents schedule next meeting

    Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus plan to meet this autumn in Belarus, in the city of Gomel, said Ambassador of Belarus Igor Sokol at a press conference.

    On March 27, Petro Poroshenko and Alexander Lukashenko held a phone conversation, in which they discussed, among other subjects, preparations for the First Forum of Regions between Ukraine and Belarus. The meeting is expected to take place at the forum.

    “The forum planned in Gomel this autumn will be held under the aegis of …

  • Lukashenko wants to discuss with Putin problems regarding product supplies from Belarus

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated he would like to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin following his inauguration to discuss problems with deliveries of Belarusian products to Russia. However, Lukashenko still advises Russia to look for alternative markets.

    “As for exports, look for other markets,” Lukashenko said, according to his press service. “If Russia does not understand us and does not want to understand, then I will meet the President [of Russia] after the …

  • Lukashenko: Russia is afraid of 'losing Belarus'

    Russia will be the first to give a helping hand to Belarus because “they are still afraid of losing Belarus,” stated Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during a youth meeting, BelTA news agency reports.  

    Lukashenko spoke about the history of Belarus, particularly the hundredth anniversary of the creation of the Belarusian People’s Republic that lasted less than a year. “A strong desire to make Belarus independent could push them even to Kaiser, or God knows who else. There were such …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko threatens to respond to Russia's embargo on Belarusian milk

    President of the Republic of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, stated that disputes over milk supplies have again escalated between Belarus and the Russian Federation and notes that such issues must be addressed immediately during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Mikhail Rusyy, BELTA reports.

    "I'd like to note that such things must be responded to. We will not remain silent. The security services informed me that Russia has imported some New Zealand milk powder, now they are having excess of …

  • President of Belarus Lukashenko: Minsk will remain a negotiation platform for Donbas

    Minsk will remain a platform for negotiations on finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Donbas, President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said on Sunday, Belta agency reports.

    “This subject was blown out of proportion in the mass media almost to the extent of a scandal. I know this platform will remain. Do you think anybody will go to Asia to resolve European problems?” Lukashenko asked.

    The President also said this was a shared opinion in Germany. “We are not taking part in the …

  • Belarus legalizes blockchain mining, cryptocurrency transactions

    President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed off on a Digital Economy Development Decree that legalizes blockchain mining and transactions with cryptocurrencies, as reported by Russian Interfax news agency, citing the press service of the Belarusian President.

    “The main goal of the decree is to create conditions attractive to international IT-companies so that they bring their businesses to Belarus, open software development centers, and create breakthrough products that …