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03.12.2017

Sergei Lavrov praises Belarus’ efforts in regulating the Ukrainian crisis
Sergei Lavrov praises Belarus’ efforts in regulating the Ukrainian crisis The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has given a big interview to the program “Picture of the World”. In his interview to Yuri Koziyatko, Sergei Lavrov commented on the provocative behavior of the USA, the missile-nuclear actions of Pyongyang and the situation concerning the 218 Olympic Games in South Korea.

25.11.2017

Alexander Lukashenko comments on espionage scandal with Ukrainian journalist involved
Alexander Lukashenko comments on espionage scandal with Ukrainian journalist involved Another issue that was discussed during Alexander Lukashenko’s working visit to the Gomel region was the relaxations with neighboring Ukraine. What is the reason for such a large scale scandal?

21.11.2017

Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat
Ukraine expells Belarusian diplomat Ukraine has expelled the Belarusian diplomat in response to Belarus' step to call the adviser of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus Igor Skvortsov persona non grata, said speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mariana Betz. "Due to the fact that the Belarusian side declared persona non grata and expelled the Ukrainian diplomat, Ukraine, guided by the principle of reciprocity, also expelled the Belarusian diplomat from the country," Betz said.

20.11.2017

Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus
Ukrainian journalist accused of spying against Belarus Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sharoiko has been charged with espionage in Belarus. The intelligence agent, working under cover, created an intelligence network of Belarusian citizens who collected important military information for him for a fee. During the search, copies of reconnaissance data were found. The journalist managed to send them to Kiev. In addition, on the basis of operational data adviser to the Ukrainian embassy ​​Igor Skvortsov was announced persona non grata.

14.11.2017

Alexei Kalyuzhnyi's daughter sings Unstoppable at Voice. Children show in Ukraine
Belarusian hockey star's daughter starting singing career Anna is 11 years old, but she already sings incredibly! After completing his playing career Alexei Kalyuzhny cannot decide on the place of work. He is rumored to join HC Yunost, the Belarus national team or some other teams. However, now he has time to spend with the family. And he hardly regrets it. Recently, Alexei and his wife Maria took their daughter Anna to Ukraine on the TV show "Voice. Children". The girl presented herself simply: "My daddy is a legend of Belarusian ice hockey and a role model for me."

09.11.2017

Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses
Kyiv mayor test-drives Belarus-made MAZ buses The mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, personally tested new MAZ buses. Kyiv had previously bought 100 such vehicles, according to the website of the Kyiv City Administration. After a tender, Kiev bought 100 new MAZ buses, 18 of which have already arrived in Ukraine, and further two will be delivered in the coming days.

02.11.2017

Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE
Belarus, Ukraine presidents meet in UAE President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in the United Arab Emirates on November 2. Both leaders are on working visits in the UAE. The Belarusian head of state plans to hold talks with the leadership of the country, as well as a number of meetings with representatives of business circles.

23.10.2017

Opposition protesting near Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv: New Maidan looming?
Opposition protesting near Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv: New Maidan looming? Apparently, Saakashvili's time of governorship in the Odessa region was not in vain. Today Saakashvili demands the resignation of Poroshenko and calls on Ukrainians to the people's veche, and the protesters outside the building of the Verkhovna Rada insist on the abolition of parliamentary immunity, while others are simply unhappy with life.

21.09.2017

President Lukashenko: "Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched"
President Lukashenko: Belarus won't fight against anyone if not touched After the West 2017 drills journalists asked Alexander Lukashenko, why the heads of state watched the exercises at different sites. Vladimir Putin did not come to Belarus and decided to inspect the West 2017 exercises on the territory of Russia. He had visited a training ground in the Leningrad region. The President started the answer with a joke.

18.09.2017

Observers: West 2017 doesn't smell aggression
Observers: West 2017 doesn't smell aggression September 17 marked a new phase of the West-2017 exercise. The military drills entered the active phase. This is the time when it becomes clear how effectively the army works as a fighting mechanism, how quickly the signal from headquarters reaches all units.

28.08.2017

Relics of Mary Magdalene arrive in Minsk from Odessa
Relics of Mary Magdalene arrive in Minsk from Odessa A huge number of parishioners gathered at the walls of the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk on August 27. All of them came to the square to worship the relics of St. Mary Magdalene. They were delivered from Odessa by a special motorcade. At the walls of the temple the bearers of the relics were met by Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel. Mary Magdalene is one of the myrrhbearers and she was among the first witnesses of the Resurrection of Christ.

22.08.2017

Belarusian seismologists sign major contracts with Ukrainian companies
Belarusian seismologists sign major contracts with Ukrainian companies By the end of this week Belorusneft will move its equipment and personnel to the Poltava region of Ukraine, where gas exploration is planned. The volume of seismic data acquisition works by the Belorusneft company will reach a record value in 2017. Search for new oil fields is planned over an area of ​​about 300km2. This is the highest figure over the past 10 years.

21.08.2017

Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk
Ukrainian culture day held in Minsk The holiday of Ukrainian culture took place in the Upper Town. Ukrainian folk artists came to perform their favorite national songs. Musicians of the Poltava Regional Philharmonic Society performed for the first time. Spectators sang along songs that are familiar to many from childhood. Cooks treated guests to national dishes and connoisseurs participated in the thematic quiz about the culture of Ukraine.

24.07.2017

Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together
Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together Economic aspects, the attractiveness of Belarusian goods, Ukrainian interests... This is what head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine Gennady Chizhikov told our channel in an interview. Mr Chizhikov, a business forum was held during the visit of Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko. Already all the media are making a noise that it was a success. How do you assess this?

23.07.2017

Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine
Results of Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine The visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Ukraine was one of the main events of the week. Economic cooperation and trade were discussed at the Belarus-Ukraine forum which was held at the time of the visit. The seen and the unseen conflicts in Ukraine were discussed as well. Farmer Valentin uses Belarus tractors. The tractors are just right for the fields. The youngest of the tractors is over 40 years old. Valentin Vydra, farmer (Ukraine):It works. I can say a big thank you to Belarus for creating such a tractor.
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv?
What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? What did Presidents Lukashenko, Poroshenko agree on in Kyiv? Contracts worth more than 47 million dollars, agreements in the sectors of science, culture and international relations. These are only some of the results of President Lukashenko’s visit to Ukraine. In the best of years the mutual commodity circulation reached 8 billion dollars. Now it is less, but both of the Presidents see potential. The sides agreed to work on the far curve together, to create joint production lines, and develop cooperation connections.

22.07.2017

Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m
Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m A joint Belarus-Ukraine business forum was held in Kyiv on July 21, 2017, where the business circles discussed prospective projects. As a result, the total value of signed contracts summed up to nearly 50 million dollars.
Alexander Lukashenko about cooperation within Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ interests
Alexander Lukashenko about cooperation within Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ interests Belarus and Ukraine have huge potential for development of cooperation. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko on July 21, 2017 at a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus and Ukraine need to enter markets of third countries. The priorities of development of Belarus’ and Ukraine’s economies are agriculture, petrochemisty, industrial cooperation and transport logistics.
BelAZ signs two new  contracts with Ukrainian partners
BelAZ signs two new contracts with Ukrainian partners BelAZ signs two new contracts with Ukrainian partners A joint business forum of Belarus and Ukraine is being held in Kyiv, where the business circles of the two countries are discussing the perspective projects. The flagman of Belarusian industry BelAZ signed two new contracts with Ukrainian partners. In the nearest time the plant will export machinery worth six million dollars.
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarus, Ukraine potential
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarus, Ukraine potential Alexander Lukashenko sees great potential for development of cooperation of Belarus and Ukraine. The President went on an official visit to Kyiv.

21.07.2017

Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko: Belarus remains among priorities for Ukraine Belarus is interested in developing close cooperation with Ukraine. The countries need to enter the markets of third countries with joint products. This was discussed at the talks of Alexander Lukashenko with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.
Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine
Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine Belarus will build four gas wells in the Poltava region of Ukraine. The market of oilfield services in that country is growing and it is necessary to increase oil and gas production. Taking part in tenders is Belorusneft. On July 21 Kiev is hosting a joint business forum, where business circles of the two countries are discussing joint prospects. The portfolio of contracts has already exceeded expectations. On the site, transactions totaling more than $45 million were concluded.
What will Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents discuss on July 21?
What will Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents discuss on July 21? On July 21, in Kiev, negotiations will be held between Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. It is expected that the heads of state will talk over the whole spectrum of bilateral cooperation. Special attention will be paid to the economic block. On July 21, the Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum will be held in the Ukrainian capital. Both sides are voicing a record figure: contracts estimated at $40 million are slated for signing.

20.07.2017

Lebedev: We hope Ukraine will resume cooperation with CIS
Lebedev: We hope Ukraine will resume cooperation with CIS The Executive Committee of the CIS expects Ukraine will resume full paricipation in the Commonwealth, said Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev. Representatives of the Commonwealth countries gathered on July 20 at a meeting of the Council of Permanent Plenipotentiaries. Currently, Ukraine is less involved in integration activities. However, Sergey Lebedev expressed his hope that steps to resume full-fledged cooperation within the framework of the CIS can be undertaken.
Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21
Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21 More than 40 million dollars - such are the expectations from the Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum. On July 21 it is underway in Kiev. In recent years, this is one of the most large-scale economic events in the bilateral relations. Business interests are confirmed by the number of participants: representatives of more than 300 partners will get together. The portfolio of contracts has been formed. Belarus expects to sign a contract for the supply of its quarry equipment worth $5 million.

19.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Ukraine to last from July 20 to 21
Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Ukraine to last from July 20 to 21 The President of Belarus will pay an official visit to Ukraine on July 20-21, according to the press service of the head of state. Negotiations with Petro Poroshenko are planned in a one-on-one format and in an expanded format. It is expected that the heads of state will discuss the political and trade-economic cooperation. One of the topics of the meeting will be the settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine, in which Belarus actively participates, providing a negotiating platform for the parties to the process.

18.07.2017

Belarus to extract gas at deposits in Ukraine
Belarus to extract gas at deposits in Ukraine Belorusneft won the tender to break several well in one go. The details of contract realization have already been discussed. Thanks to the active work of the Ukrainian subsidiary, Belorusnet vividly activated its work on the market. The contract works on hydraulic fracturing in the Poltava region are coming to an end. The employees of the plant will soon get down to 3D seismic testing on several deposits in Ukraine.

17.07.2017

Why are Ukrainians grateful to President Lukashenko?
Why are Ukrainians grateful to President Lukashenko? Many Ukrainians came to Belarus in the last couple of years. Ukraine says thank you to Belarus for the support and for the peace keeping mission. A visit of Alexander Lukashenko is planned Kiev during the week. Presidents of the two countries will surely discuss political issues. It is not easy for Ukraine at the moment. Tamara Pchelkina, resident of Repki village (Ukraine):It is nice hear. Trees, forests, blueberries. The problem is that it is too expensive here. I cannot buy nor do anything with the money I get.

12.07.2017

Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously
Belarus President: Minsk process should remain and continue more vigorously Belarus needs to tell the world about itself, said on July 11 the head of state. Already in the first minutes of the meeting, Alexander Lukashenko marks the main priorities: we need to improve the efficiency of foreign economic activity, develop a new export strategy and increase export of services. It is also necessary to take care of increasing the role of Belarus in world politics.

07.07.2017

Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum to be held in Kiev in July
Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum to be held in Kiev in July The development of business contacts is on the agenda of a Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum.  The Ukraine capital Kiev will host a joint business event and a meeting of the Belarusian-Ukrainian Business Cooperation Council. The parties will sit at the negotiating table to exchange views on business issues and determine the current directions for cooperation. Now the countries are working on a portfolio of contracts. It is expected that the forum will result in beneficial deals and agreements.
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Ukraine at the end of July
Alexander Lukashenko to visit Ukraine at the end of July At the end of July, Alexander Lukashenko will pay a visit to Ukraine. This was reported by the press-secretary of the head of state Natalia Eismont on July 6. Earlier, during the April meeting with the President of Belarus, Petro Poroshenko invited his Belarusian counterpart to make an official visit to Ukraine in the summer of 2017. Both sides had to develop an agenda and prepare the necessary documents, which signing would facilitate the expansion of cooperation between states.

03.07.2017

Alexander Rogachuk, head of Brest City Executive Committee
Brest Mayor on city development and 1,000th anniversary celebrations What has been done in recent years and what awaits Brest residents during the celebrations of the city's 1,000th anniversary? Brest Mayor Alexander Rogachuk has given an interview to our TV channel.

18.06.2017

Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa
Belkommunmash to sell 47 trolleybuses to Odessa Belarusian trolleybuses will be seen in the streets of Odessa. Belkommunmash won the contract by tender on supplying Odessa with 47 trolleybuses. The total value of the contract is 8m euros. What is more, the Belarusian plant competed with rivals from the Czech Republic, Russia and Ukraine. The Belarusian variant turned out to be better quality and price wise.

13.06.2017

Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine
Belarus’ humanitarian aid handed over to Red Cross Mission in Ukraine The Belarusian humanitarian aid to Ukraine has been handed over to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. The representatives of the organization will provide the delivery of aid to the war stricken areas. A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry arrived to a Ukrainian settlement of Chaiki in Kyiv district. The aid weighs 58 tons with a total value of 117,000BYN.

12.06.2017

Kyiv to buy 100 Belarusian buses
Kyiv to buy 100 Belarusian buses Belarusian buses are to be exported to Kyiv. The Belarusian plant didn’t leve any chances for the rivals in the tender on supplying Ukraine’s capital with public transport. As many as 100 Belarusian buses are to enter the streets of Kyiv. The buses are of the latest models and all of them have perfected technical statement and correspond to the European standards.
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point
Belarus’ humanitarian aid to Ukraine reaches destination point A convoy of lorries of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus crossed the border at the international checkpoint “Novaya Guta”. The total sum of the aid is about 117,000BYN. The aid consists of tinned food, cereals, pasta, washing and hygiene goods. The humanitarian aid will be transported to Kiev district, where it will be transferred to the Ukrainian Red Cross Mission. It will then distribute the aid among the war-stricken population of Ukraine.

11.06.2017

Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine Belarus sends humanitarian aid to Ukraine Food and hygene products. Belarus sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The ministry of Emergency situations will hold a course for Kiev in a couple of hours of time, from where the humanitarian aid will be transferred to the Red Cross mission. Its is planned that the aid will be transferred to the war-torn areas from there.

08.06.2017

Ukraine officially confirms desire to join NATO
Ukraine officially confirms intention to join NATO The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has adopted by a majority vote a bill which outlines the desire of the country to become a party to the North Atlantic Alliance. This decision was supported by the majority of deputies. Now the document awaits the signature of President Petro Poroshenko. The new military doctrine of Ukraine provides that by 2020 Kiev must ensure full compatibility of the Armed Forces with the armies of the NATO countries.

02.06.2017

Minsk Dialogue conference underway in Belarus capital
Minsk Dialogue conference underway in Belarus capital Belarus strives for equal trade and economic relations with all foreign partners, said on June 2 Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei at an international conference within the framework of the Minsk Dialogue Initiative.

29.05.2017

Belarus, Poland, Ukraine to carry out bison population study project
Belarus, Poland, Ukraine to carry out bison population study project A bison breeding center with the participation of Poland and Ukraine will be built in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.  In addition to breeding work, which will ultimately affect the population of the forest giants, scientists will work to improve bison feeding and study micropopulations. In the future, such work can increase the flow of photo-hunters from abroad.

18.05.2017

Belarus Foreign Ministry: Belarus has its own agreement on visa-free border crossing procedure with Ukraine
Belarus Foreign Ministry: Belarus has its own agreement on visa-free border crossing procedure with Ukraine The introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens into the European Union will by no means affect Belarusians who want to visit the neighboring state. It was stated by Belarus’ Foreign Ministry on May 18, 2017. No additional checking events in connection with Ukraine’s visa-free regime to the EU countries will be implemented when crossing the Belarus-Ukraine border.

11.05.2017

Belarus, Ukraine, Poland open retail equipment company in Vitebsk
Belarus, Ukraine, Poland open retail equipment company in Vitebsk A large investment forum has opened in Vitebsk today. Businessmen from Czechia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and China participate in it. A new facility to produce retail equipment was opened here too. The project was implemented using Ukrainian and Polish capital. Dozens of new jobs appeared at the new enterprise.

05.05.2017

Kiev to close sky during Eurovision 2017
Kiev to close sky during Eurovision 2017 Flights within a radius of 15 kilometers from the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv, which will host Eurovision Song Contest, will be banned. Special security measures will be in effect in the Ukrainian capital until May 14. It is reported that the restrictions will not affect regular and charter flights as well as flights for medical purposes, life-saving and those necessary for Eurovision 2017 itself.
Belarus to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
Belarus to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine Belarus will provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine sending it the basic necessities, products and other things. A number of enterprises are entrusted to collect goods. In accordance with the government's decision, the delivery of the cargo will be provided by the Ministry of Emergency Situations with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo of humanitarian assistance Belarus earlier provided to Syria

30.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed
Alexander Lukashenko meets Petro Poroshenko: nuclear, regional and economic security discussed As many as two unpleasant events were marked this week-the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the day of remembering the dead. However, there is always the other side of the medal. Traditionally, on the All Souls Day it is necessary to be happy about the primogenitors entering another, and hopefully, a never-ending life. This is where the celebration of Radonitsa gets its name.

28.04.2017

Experts on April 26 meeting of Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents
Experts on April 26 meeting of Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents Despite the difficult situation that is emerging these days in the European region, Belarus has managed not only to maintain peace and tranquility in the country, but also remain a peacemaker. We are talking about the assistance of the Belarusian state in resolving the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine. Meeting with President of Belarus Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said: "Minsk agreements" still remain a single way to solve the Ukrainian issue.

27.04.2017

Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis
Minsk remains invariable platform for peaceful solution to Ukrainian crisis Belarus will work only for peace in Ukraine, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with Petro Poroshenko. Minsk remains the invariable platform to search for peaceful solutions to the Ukrainian crisis. A meeting of the trilateral contact group is being held in the Belarus capital right now.
Belarusian-Ukrainian border will always be the border of peace, Poroshenko says
President Poroshenko: No one will ever split Belarus and Ukraine Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation on the Chernobyl problem, said President Alexander Lukashenko. On the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident - April 26 - the Belarusian head of state, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, visited the affected regions. The presidents paid tribute to the memory of the dead liquidators. They laid flowers to the "Wall of Remembrance" of the memorial complex "Heroes of Chernobyl" and got acquainted with the construction of a new safe sarcophagus for the 4th power unit of the ChNPP.
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary
Belarusian, Ukrainian presidents meet at Chernobyl disaster anniversary The Belarusian and Ukrainian presidents visited the Chernobyl zone to commemorate the victims of the 1986 disaster and then held talks in Belarus' agro town Lyaskovichi, Gomel region. Before proceeding to talks on economic and political relations, the heads of state visited the St. Michael's church. They took part in a prayer and lit candles in memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Coming out of the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked with the locals. As a symbol of peace and unity, the presidents were presented a gift - icons.

26.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation concerning the Chernobyl issue. It was stated by President Lukashenko to the journalists after visiting Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Together with his Ukrainian colleague, Alexander Lukashenko honored the memory of the deceased Chernobyl liquidators. The two presidents laid baskets of flowers to the Wall of Remembrance at the Chernobyl Heroes Memorial near the administrative building of the power station.
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region
Belarus, Ukraine Presidents hold talks in Gomel region The two political leaders continued their talks on the territory of Belarus in Gomel region. This part of the meeting began with a spiritual moment rather than an official one. Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine visited St. Michael’s Church in the village of Lyaskovichy. A communal prayer and lit candles in honor of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. After visiting the church Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko talked to the village residents.
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine honor memory of deceased Chernobyl liquidators Belarus marks the day of remembering victims of the most tragic disasters in the history of mankind on April 26, 2017. As many as 31 years ago the news about the blast at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant shook the world. As a result nearly all European countries were affected, Belarus suffered most of all. The damage caused to Belarus is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and Belarus is still overcoming the consequences of the national ecological disaster.

25.04.2017

Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine to visit Chernobyl NPP on April 26
Presidents of Belarus, Ukraine to visit Chernobyl NPP on April 26 On the day of the Chernobyl tragedy, the President of Belarus will take part in the events dedicated to the anniversary of the accident at the nuclear power plant. On April 26, Alexander Lukashenko, together with his Ukrainian counterpart, will visit the nuclear power plant and the facilities next to it.

05.04.2017

Kiev to buy 80 trolleybuses and 100 buses from Belarus
Kiev to buy 80 trolleybuses and 100 buses from Belarus Belarusian technologies gained the affection of Kiev city administration authorities. The mayor of Kiev personally tried out some of the models. The presentation of machinery, which is used for clearing territories, in building, community and road facilities, was held with a view. Kiev authorities have already given notice that they intend to buy 80 trolleybuses and 100 buses in Belarus. European standards, the price, reliability and quality of Belarusian machinery bribes the buyers.

24.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko holds telephone conversation with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko
Alexander Lukashenko holds telephone conversation with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko The night before, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed various issues on the agenda of Belarusian-Ukrainian relations. In particular, they talked over the development of trade and economic cooperation, expansion of contacts at the level of regions.

21.03.2017

Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border
Security toughened at Belarusian-Ukrainian border Security measures are strengthened at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. This is because of an incident at the checkpoint Alexandrovka through which a Jeep car tried to break into Ukraine the day before. Two people were detained. However, according to available information, another person could be in the car that day. Search for him continues. The operative and search measures are being carried out in the area of ​​responsibility of the Mozyr border detachment.

03.03.2017

Belarus and Ukraine sign plan of joint actions in emergencies
Belarus and Ukraine sign plan of joint actions in emergencies Belarusian and Ukrainian rescuers are ready to work jointly to overcome the effects of floods and other emergencies. This was agreed in Minsk by the heads of the emergencies departments of the two countries. Sergei Novikov, deputy head of Homel regional emergency department:We keep in touch daily with colleagues in Russia and Ukraine. People in areas that are subjected to flooding risks are notified about the fact that in the event of flooding they may be resettled.

01.03.2017

Russian citizen to be deported from Belarus
Russian citizen to be deported from Belarus on extremist grounds A Russian citizen suspected of extremist activities has been detained in Belarus. The man was stopped when trying to illegally cross the state border of Belarus to Ukraine. The incident occurred on February 14 at the area of ​​the Mozyr border detachment. As it turned out the offender, born in 1991, is a resident of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug of Russia. The young man had already had problems with the law earlier: for a number of crimes, he was several times tried in the Russian Federation.

23.02.2017

Belarus takes about 160,000 Ukrainians in recent years
Belarus takes about 160,000 Ukrainians in recent years The difficult situation emerging in the south-east of Ukraine again became the topic of discussion on 23 February at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. It commented on the mechanism permitting Ukrainian refugees a temporary residence in the country, responding to a question about the status of Donetsk and Lugansk passports. Dmitry Mironchik said the President of Belarus in August 2014 adopted a decree that which contains a number of rules that enable migrants to avoid serious problems in the process.

21.02.2017

Igor Kizim appointed new Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus
Igor Kizim appointed new Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus President Petro Poroshenko has appointed a new ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus. The 55-year-old Igor Kizim will now head Ukraine's embassy in Minsk. Prior to that, he worked in the UK. A native of Kharkov, Kizim was a long-time adviser to Ukraine ambassador to Canada. And in the beginning of the 2010s, he was appointed the Deputy Director of International Security and Disarmament Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Igor Kizim is well familiar with Belarus - he served as first secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus.

04.01.2017

Analysis of Belarus President's New Year 2017 speech
Analysis of Belarus President's New Year 2017 speech Increasing fertility, strengthening of positions in international arena and security were the topics Alexander Lukashenko raised in his 2017 New Year address on December 31, 2016. For the first time in a quarter century, Belarus has recorded natural population growth. By the way, this is not the first time Alexander Lukashenko has asked women to give birth to more children during his New Year speech.

22.12.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets with Leonid Kuchma
Alexander Lukashenko meets with Leonid Kuchma President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has held a meeting with the former head of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. The two had a warm conversation and exchanged gifts. The sides stressed the friendly relations both on a personal level and between the two peoples. Belarus and Ukraine will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 5 days. Alexander Lukashenko said he is glad to meet the former Ukraine president.

21.11.2016

Belarus President's press conference to Russian journalists: main points
Belarus President about his pets and son's social networks The President of Belarus sent a letter of cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky with appreciation that an astronaut does not forget his roots. On Thursday, meeting with journalists from 46 regions of Russia, Lukashenko remarked that Novitsky is now a Russian citizen, but inside he's still a Belarusian man.

16.11.2016

Belarus supports over 60,000 Ukrainian asylum-seekers in recent years
Belarus supports over 60,000 Ukrainian asylum-seekers in recent years In recent years, Belarus has supported more than 60,000 Ukrainians who arrived in the country in search of asylum. They receive the necessary medical care from the budget, while their children, on a par with Belarusians, enroll in preschool education and schools. The Ukraine crisis and global policy in this area was discussed in Minsk by experts from 10 countries at a conference dedicated to migration and demographic development.
Ukraine Security Service subpoenaed over incident with Belavia aircraft
Ukraine Security Service subpoenaed over incident with Belavia aircraft The Court in Kiev has opened proceedings against the Security Service of Ukraine regarding the incident with the Belavia plane. The lawsuit was filed by Armen Martirosyan, who was taken off from the flight. The incident took place on 21 October. The aircraft, flying to Minsk was ordered back to the airport Zhulyany at the request of the Ukrainian Security Service, who threatened to use fighter jets in case the Belarusian plane did not follow the order. 

15.11.2016

Giant shield to cover Chernobyl nuclear reactor for 100 years
Giant shield to cover Chernobyl nuclear reactor for 100 years The installation of a new sarcophagus arch has begun in Ukraine’s Chernobyl, at the site of the largest industrial nuclear disaster in world history.  The huge dome is 108m high and almost 260m long. The construction weighs 36,000 tons. It will cover the fourth reactor, rocked by explosion in 1986, which resulted in a massive nuclear fallout.

03.11.2016

Why did Ukraine threaten to use figher jets against Belavia plane?
Why did Ukraine threaten to use figher jets against Belavia plane? New details have emerged about the incident with the airliner "Belavia". On November 1, a transcript of the pilot's negotiations with the Zhulyany traffic controller has been published. It fully confirms the information that Belarusian pilots were threatened by combat aircraft.

02.11.2016

Belavia expects compensation from Ukraine for plane incident The crew of Belavia acted correctly in the situation with the return of the Belarusian Boeing in Zhulyany airport, director of the aviation department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Belarus Vladimir Kostin told media November 2.  In the near future, Belavia expects to receive compensation from the Ukrainian side for the cost of returning to Zhuliany airport.
Armen Martirosyan, the unlucky passenger.
Armen Martirosyan on SBU actions: Nothing was charged with me, absolutely There was no luck with the Belarusian plane leaving the Kiev airport Zhulyany on October 21. Several minutes after the takeoff, the airliner was ordered to make a U-turn and forced to land back in Kiyv under the threat of using fighter jets. As it turned out later, Ukrainian secret forces were mistaken: the search of one of the passangers failed to find anything suspicious about him and the man was released without charge.

01.11.2016

Ukraine threatened to use military aircraft against Belavia plane
Ukraine threatened to use military aircraft against Belavia plane - recording New details have emerged about the incident with a return of a Belavia airliner about a week ago. On November 1, Belarus published the transcript of the pilot's dialogue with the manager of the Kiev airport Zhulyany. The pilot clarifies the reason and says that he is turning the plane around. Thus, the threat to use military aircraft against Belavia plane in the event of the pilot's non-obedience, which was denied by Ukrainian security services, is obvious.

22.10.2016

Ukraine’s Security Service: Belavia’s aircraft was returned to ensure absence of threat to national security
Ukraine’s Security Service: Belavia’s aircraft was returned to ensure absence of threat to national security The Foreign Ministry of Belarus demands an apology for the forced returning of the Belavia’s plane. The diplomatic office of Belarus handed over a protest note to Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Belarus Valery Dzhigun for the actions of the competent authorities of Ukraine on the forced return of the Belarusian aircraft.
Belarus’ Foreign Ministry demands apology from Ukraine for forced return of Belavia’s plane
Belarus’ Foreign Ministry demands apology from Ukraine for forced return of Belavia’s plane The Foreign Ministry of Belarus demands an apology for the forced return of the Belavia’s plane. The diplomatic office of Belarus handed over a protest note to Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Belarus Valery Dzhigun for the actions of the competent authorities of Ukraine on the forced return of the Belarusian aircraft. The Belarusian aircraft was flying from Kiev to Minsk. When there was 50 kilometers left till the Belarusian air space, the aircraft was forced to return to the airport in Kiev on demand of the Security Service of Ukraine.

17.10.2016

Affiliated enterprise of Belarusian potash company opens in Ukraine
Affiliated enterprise of Belarusian potash company opens in Ukraine Affiliated enterprise of the Belarusian potash company has opened on in Ukraine on October 17. The main goal is to expand the presence on the market. A country with a large sector of agricultural sphere is a prospective market for Belarus. This new enterprise will help to reach a new level of cooperation with consumers of mineral fertilizers and to increase the number of shipments. Today, Belarusian potassium is purchased in every second country. The fifth part of the world’s export belongs to the Belarusian potash company.

27.08.2016

Residential compound near Belarus’ embassy opens in Kiev
Residential compound near Belarus’ embassy opens in Kiev A residential compound near the Belarusian embassy opened in Kiev. The opening ceremony was attended by Vladimir Makei, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Vladimir Makei mentioned that this new compound shows the intention to continue the collaboration between Kiev and Minsk. “There aren’t any unsolved problems between our countries”, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Moreover, he added that Belarus would participate in the resolution of the conflict in the Donbass.

17.08.2016

Belavia starts regular Minsk-Lviv flights
Belavia starts regular Minsk-Lviv flights The Belarusian air carrier Belavia is expanding its route network and is launching regular flights Minsk-Lviv. They will be operated four times a week. Regional jets Embraer 175 will be used on the new route. The first branded Belarusian aircraft, new Boeing 737, will begin to operate flights only after 20 August. When the vessel is cleared through customs, its characteristics will be dispatched to the aeronautical authorities of other countries. In turn, they may then give permission to fly. In the schedule the aircraft is put after 23 August.

13.07.2016

Students from Russia, Ukraine helping renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk
Students from Russia, Ukraine helping renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk Students from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are helping to renovate Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. All in all, there are 35 students employed. Many of these guys worked here in the past year. Now they are carrying out earthworks, fastening rebars and pouring concrete. The international "squad" receives free food as well as a cultural and sports program. 

02.06.2016

Belgium enters top 15 major trading partners of Belarus
Belgium enters top 15 major trading partners of Belarus The National Statistics Committee has published new data on foreign trade of Belarus in the first quarter of 2016. There have been some changes in the list of key partners. The main trading partner of Belarus is still Russia. Almost 50% of Belarus' turnover falls on that country. Second place is occupied by Ukraine. During the Q1 2016, the countries' trade amounted to $740 million, with Belarus' posting trade surplus. Ukraine is followed by Poland - more than $500 million, and China - nearly $485 million.

26.05.2016

Belarus welcomes mutual exchange of military personnel by Ukraine and Russia
Belarus welcomes mutual exchange of military personnel by Ukraine and Russia The Foreign Ministry of Belarus welcomes the steps taken between Russia and Ukraine on the way to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The sides have exchanged military personnel. Thus, one of the issues that was an obstacle to progress towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine is now off the agenda. The Foreign Ministry expresses hope that the event will be positive for the whole negotiation process.

09.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko promises to do utmost to preserve stability and goodwill in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko promises to do utmost to preserve stability and goodwill in Belarus Victory Day festivities are now being held in all parts of Belarus. In Minsk, the center of morning celebrations was Victory Square. A ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Flame in the central square of Minsk was attended by the Belarus President. Thousands of Belarusians, including the main heroes - veterans - came to the square too.

16.03.2016

Minsk Mayor discusses Minsk-Kiev cooperation with Vitali Klitschko
Andrei Shorets discusses Minsk-Kiev cooperation with Vitali Klitschko Business circles of Minsk and Kiev will strengthen cooperation. Business leaders and investors of the two countries will meet in the near future. This was agreed today by the heads of the two capitals Andrei Shorets and Vitali Klitschko at the Summit of Mayors of European cities in Cannes. It is worth noting that it was Kiev and Minsk who have become leaders in the list ranking cities by effectiveness of the cost of business expenses, compiled by a division of The Financial Times. Minsk thus overtook more than 200 cities.

24.12.2015

President Lukashenko hails Belarusian kids' solidarity with Ukrainians
President Lukashenko hails Belarusian kids' solidarity with Ukrainians A remarkable and large-scale charity holiday united 2,500 children in the Palace of the Republic December 24. The New Year tree festival gathered children from large families, orphans and winners of creative competitions. By tradition, President Alexander Lukashenko shared the New Year mood with children. These are kids who need special care and the cleverest in the country. A particular group is those who particularly lack attention in these festive days - orphans. 

22.12.2015

Elena Semak, Associate Professor of International Economic Relations Department of the Belarusian State University
Eurasian Economic Union develops preliminary mechanism to monitor Ukrainian transit Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) members - Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan - have developed a preliminary mechanism to monitor the transit of Ukrainian goods and goods from the European Union.  On 21 December, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov said that the new mechanism will help completely control the flow of goods from Ukraine via Belarus or Russia to Kazakhstan.

17.12.2015

Belavia launch Minsk-Kharkiv-Minsk flight
Belavia launch Minsk-Kharkiv-Minsk flight A new flight of a Belarusian national carrier will connect Minsk and Kharkiv. This will be the third city in Ukraine Belavia makes flights today, after Kiev and Odessa.      The new flight is going to become beneficial for the air carrier.  There have been no regular flights between Minsk and Kharkiv since the late 80s. Special focus is on transit passengers from Russia to Ukraine, who have cut all air ties due to the ongoing conflict.
Vladimir Bazanov, deputy chairman of the Standing Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus, Ukraine to resolve border issues with help of border plenipotentiaries Belarus and Ukraine will solve problems at the border with the help of special border plenipotentiaries. The length of the common borders is more than a thousand kilometers. Now Belarus and Ukraine are working on the demarcation of the border. This process does not directly affect security at the site. Engineering structures are built not on the line of the state border. Depending on the specific area they may be located hundreds of meters away. 

16.12.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: We must not overlook the situation with Ukraine
Belarus President: Ukraine crisis must not be overlooked Security inside Belarus and on its borders. Improving the operation of security officials was discussed on December 16 at a meeting hosted by the head of state. The situation in Ukraine is still tense, and Belarus must keep following the events there. In addition, from January 1, Ukraine-EU association agreement will come into force and a free trade zone will be created. So the strengthening of Belarus' borders from the point of view of security and economy is very important.

08.12.2015

Minsk hosting trilateral meeting of Ukraine contact group
Minsk hosting trilateral meeting of Ukraine contact group December 8 Today, December 8, Minsk is again hosting a trilateral meeting of the Ukraine contact group. Prior to that, aspects of conflict resolution in the Donbas have traditionally been discussed by tracks.  Subgroups on political, economic, humanitarian and security issues held meetings. The recent talks in Minsk have led to an agreement on the withdrawal from the line of contact of weapons with a caliber less than 100 mm, mortars and tanks.

07.12.2015

Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Belarus (2011-2015)
Claudio Gugerotti optimistic about Belarus relations with West Claudio Gugerotti from Belarus will go to Ukraine, where he will spend the next four years. With what feelings does the envoy of the Holy See leave Belarus and what souvenir will he take away? Your Excellency, thank you very much for taking the time for our conversation. And, if I may, I will speak Belarusian, a native language, because I know that you also studied it. Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Belarus (2011-2015): Of course, please.

29.11.2015

Donbass combatant detained in Minsk
Donbass combatant detained in Minsk The Investigative Committee of Belarus on November 27 voiced details of the detention at the Minsk railway station. A man who was carrying explosives, two passports, weapons and documents was taken into custody since it followed from the documents that he was a Donbass combatant. The waiting room sees a never-ending flow of people but security bodies try not to miss any details. Policemen noticed a strange-looking man and their concerns, as it later turned out, were not in vain.

26.11.2015

Dmitry Mironchik, Belarus' Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Ukraine says Belarus discriminates its goods by sanitary checks Belarus has no reason for cancelling sanitary inspection of foreign products and this does not discriminate Ukrainian goods, stated today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

15.11.2015

Minsk-Kiev: Belavia opens additional flights
Minsk-Kiev: Belavia opens additional flights A new flight has connected Kiev and Minsk. The Belarusian national air carrier began to operate flights in this direction three times a day instead of two. Previously, all the aircrafts landed in Boryspil International Airport, but now they head for Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany), which is closer to the centre of the city. The aircraft carries about 60 passengers. A Minsk-Kyiv flight takes 50 minutes.

07.11.2015

Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech)
Alexander Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus President (inauguration speech) The newly elected President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko officially took office on November 6. The inauguration attracted the attention by novelties in the procedure. In the Palace of Independence, the Belarusian leader was sworn in in civilian clothes, and then appeared in State Flag Square in a military uniform. According to the Constitution, the President shall take office only after taking the oath. The ceremony, under the law, should be held no later than two months after the elections.

30.10.2015

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should maintain balance between Moscow and Kiev
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus should maintain balance between Moscow and Kiev Belarus has prepared a draft of a new military doctrine. It will be adopted in 2015 taking into account all global challenges and threats. Today, on October 30, the President addressed military officers, with the safeguarding of Belarus’ national security being the main topic. Alexander Lukashenko underlined that current repartition of spheres of influence in geopolitics requires special alertness.

26.10.2015

Minsk-Odessa flight opens The new flight Minsk-Odessa of Belarusian airlines is designed for tourists, businessmen, as well as transit through our country. Convenient and regular service will definitively affect trade between Belarus and Ukraine and cooperation in the tourism sector.

12.10.2015

Andrei Rusakovich, political analyst
Andrei Rusakovich, expert: Belarus has significantly improved its position in the international arena Andrei Rusakovich, Head of the Diplomatic and Consular Service Department of the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University (BSU): Do you know, Belarus in the past few years has significantly improved its position in the international arena. I will name just a few factors that testify to this. This is, above all, a stable position with respect to security, both international and regional. This was highlighted in the process of the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. 

11.10.2015

President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars!
President Lukashenko about Ukraine crisis: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians are brothers! Enough of these wars! At the polling station where Alexander Lukashenko voted today, he answered questions from various media. A journalist from Ukraine asked a question about the crisis in his country. The President noted that Belarus will never be a platform of aggression against any country.

10.10.2015

Ukraine Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko visits Amkodor enterprise
Ukraine Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko visits Amkodor enterprise The leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine estimated Amkodor model lineup and road construction equipment. Petro Symonenko then communicated with the labor collective of the enterprise.

27.09.2015

Tajik family in Belarus
How does Belarus cope with influx of refugees? A wave of migrants from the Middle East has not touched Belarus but our country is also hosting refugees. The majority of them come from Ukraine and other places of the FSU.  This Chechen woman with three children and a disabled husband has been living at the Brest railway station for a week. She several times "storms" the border with the European Union. Lisa Osmalova:We live at the station, we spend nights and eat. And every morning we buy return tickets.

26.09.2015

Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ukrainian President on anniversary
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Ukrainian President on anniversary On September 26, the Ukrainian leader, Petro Poroshenko, celebrates his 50th anniversary. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the Ukrainian counterpart on this date. Alexander Lukashenko expressed the hope that a strong-willed character and rich life experience of Mr. Poroshenko will help to return peace to the brotherly Ukrainian land and ensure the well-being of hard-working Ukrainian people.

23.09.2015

Belarus, Ukraine begin demarcation work in Brest region
Belarus, Ukraine begin demarcation work in Brest region Work on the demarcation of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border began in the Brest region of Belarus. Prior to the demarcation the two countries agreed on everything and determined the boundary line on the ground. At the stage of construction and installation work, both states must clear up to 5 kilometers of territory from each side. After that border pillars will be set up here. For the first time the sides will test a new way to mark the state border - Belarus and Ukraine will set up a single boundary marker. By the way, it will reduce the costs by almost 30%.

08.09.2015

Ukraine contact group working subgroups start another meeting in Minsk September 8
Ukraine contact group working subgroups start another meeting in Minsk September 8 Full ceasefire and the law on the special status of Donbass. The Belarusian capital on September 8 once again become a meeting place for a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. At this moment President Hotel is hosting the meetings of the four working subgroups of the Contact Group. In the afternoon, representatives of the tripartite contact group are expected to meet at the negotiating table.

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