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21.06.2017

Belarus' KGB holds anti-terrorist drills at National Airport Minsk
Belarus' KGB holds anti-terrorist drills at National Airport Minsk The main air harbor of Belarus, National Airport Minsk, turned into a site for KGB drills on June 20. According to legend, a group of violators captured the aircraft in the air. After landing, demands were made for a bus and a corridor for crossing the border. It was decided to release the hostages by force. According to legend, the terrorists captured the aircraft in the air. Accompanied by the fighters, the charter landed at the National Airport Minsk. After several hours of negotiations, new conditions appeared.

09.06.2017

SCO summit in Astana to adopt documents aimed at combating terrorism, Vladimir Makei says
SCO summit in Astana to adopt documents aimed at combating terrorism, Vladimir Makei says Eleven documents are planned to be signed at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). These include the agreement on joint counteraction to extremism and terrorism.

28.05.2017

How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain?
How will Manchester terrorist attack change Britain? The FC “Manchester United” won in the European League on a recent day. However, there is another reason why the city of Manchester is in the headlines of newspaper. This time it is for a tragic reason. It is the largest terrorist attack since the tragedy in London metro and a bus 12 years ago. By the way, the bloody events which happened 12 years ago were the first in Western Europe to be committed by Islamist suicide bombers.

24.05.2017

Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack
Foreign Ministry: Belarusians not injured in Manchester attack There are no Belarusians among the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier the Foreign Ministry recommended Belarusian nationals who are in Manchester to follow the instructions of local authorities and not to visit the scene of the incident.

16.05.2017

Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.

17.04.2017

Another terrorist attack being prepared in Germany April 22?
Another terrorist attack being prepared in Germany April 22? Security is one of the key problems not only in Turkey but also in the global agenda of the day. Daily events in different parts of the world confirm this. Alexey Volkov drew conclusions. Egyptian Alexandria, Stockholm, St. Petersburg... Terrorist attacks came as a wave without a clear objective. The main thing is that people are panicking, and the world community is on edge again. We can only guess where the extremists will strike the next time. During the week, German Dortmund was the epicenter of the tragic events.

15.04.2017

Constitutional referendum in Turkey: Will the country turn into presidential republic?
Constitutional referendum in Turkey: Will the country turn into presidential republic? Another country, incomparably more powerful and economically stronger than Moldova, is turning into a presidential republic steering away from the parliamentary system. Tomorrow the outcome will be known. Turkey is holding a constitutional referendum. Supporters of the changes see this is a sign of stability in a period of turmoil.

08.04.2017

Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility
Belarus President: combating terrorism is not only special forces’ responsibility Combating terrorism is a task which must be fulfilled by the whole country, not the special forces alone. The conformance of external and internal policies is very important in this case. It was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in the interview to the Russian journalist Radik Batyrshin. The interview was broadcasted the interstate TV and radio company Mir. Belarus-Russia relations were discussed, the pluses of Belarus taking part in the OSCE. One Of the most important subjects of discussion was security.

06.04.2017

CIS countries are potential targets of attacks
CIS countries are potential targets of attacks The terrorist situation is not improving, and all the CIS countries are potential targets of attacks. This opinion was voiced at a meeting of heads of security and intelligence services of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Moscow.  Belarus was represented by the chairman of the KGB, Valery Vakulchik. The Russian president met with the heads of delegations. 

26.03.2017

Police detain 5 Minsk residents for pocession of weapons, restraining devices and masks
Police detain 5 Minsk residents for pocession of weapons, restraining devices and masks Minsk police met the immediate information on the possible provocations against peaceful citizens during the unpermitted mass rallies. During inspections, five Mink residents from Leninsky, Frunzensky and Zavodsky districts were detained. During further ransacks at places of their residence, police found different types of arms, restraining devices, masks and anarchist literature. Chemical reagents were also found; they were meant for inflicting injuries on law and order officers.

25.03.2017

Car with Molotov cocktails detained in Minsk
Car with Molotov cocktails detained in Minsk The March 25 protest in Minsk could turn into a tragedy. KGB officers have received timely information about the planned provocation during the unsanctioned rally. KGB noticed a passenger car parked on March 23 near the Academy of Sciences. The man who drove the car to this place is now known. This is a 32-year-old resident of Minsk Sergey Kuntsevich. In the car, law enforcement officers found megaphones, wires, a microphone and a cardboard box with dozens of bottles filled with liquid smelling of fuel mixture and wicks made from rags.
Protests ended without beginning. Freedom Day 2017 in Minsk
Protests end without beginning. Freedom Day 2017 in Minsk All these days, suspects in the terrorist attack in the UK were being arrested. Already more than a dozen people were held by the police. The head of the anti-terrorist division of the Greater London reported that arrests are made on the basis of searches, but did not specify how the detainees were linked to the attack. Perhaps it will be revealed during the proceedings. And, as far as we know, some have already been released. In Belarus, those suspected of preparing armed provocations on March 25 Freedom Day were also detained this week.

23.03.2017

Belarus' law enforcement agencies clamp down on radical organization White Legion
Belarus' law enforcement agencies clamp down on radical organization White Legion On March 22, the phrase White Legion reappeared in the operative reports of law enforcement agencies of Belarus. The radical organization, which seemed to stop functioning almost 15 years ago, is again in the limelight. On March 22, law enforcement agencies carried out a few dozen searches. A solid arsenal of weapons (sapper shovels, body armor, rifles and even automatic recharge system) was found in the apartment of one of the group's participants. There is reason to believe that all this was intended to be used to organize unrest in the country.

21.03.2017

Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says
Belarus has detained militants preparing armed provocation, President Lukashenko says Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.

02.03.2017

Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law
Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law Belarus is ready to share experience with Vietnam in the field of law enforcement, said March 2 President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the Minister of Public Security of Vietnam Tô Lâm. That country is one of a number of priority partners of Belarus in the Asian region. Today, Vietnam is developing rapidly, including economically.

27.12.2016

Christmas market in Berlin and art exhibition in Ankara: Who will save the world from terrorism?
Christmas market in Berlin and art exhibition in Ankara: Who will save the world from terrorism? Security in Europe and the world is the most important topic. This was again proven during the few days when the terrorist attack in Berlin happened and the Russian ambassador was cynically killed in Istanbul. Alexei Volkov continues the topic.

22.12.2016

CSTO Military Committee meeting in Minsk starts with minute's silence in memory of Russian diplomat killed in Turkey
NATO activity near Belarus borders require attention, CSTO Secretary General says A session of CSTO Military Committee in Minsk started with a minute of silence in memory of the Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov, killed in Turkey several days ago. On December 21, in Minsk, the parties summed up cooperation results of 2016. At the tenth meeting of the Military Committee of the CSTO, the member countries analyzed results of joint operational and combat training. The parties also discussed plans for 2017. In particular, they identified areas for further work to establish a system of interstate information exchange.

10.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators have much to learn from each other
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarusian and Russian investigators have much to learn from each other Investigators Belarus and Russia have much to learn from each other, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin. The main area of ​​cooperation between departments is a mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Within the framework of bilateral cooperation, the forensic department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus has visited the General Directorate of the Russian colleagues to study criminology experience.

26.08.2016

Morgulis about terrorism and drugs: our world is sick
Morgulis about terrorism and drugs: our world is sick Michael Morgulis, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the State of Florida (USA), theologian and political scientist, author of the spiritual concept of diplomacy, editor of an American magazine about Belarus has answered questions at the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.

20.07.2016

France extends state of emergency amid continuing attacks
France extends state of emergency amid continuing attacks The French National Assembly has approved the extension of the state of emergency for another six months. Previously, it was planned to end it 26 July. However, the terrorist attack in Nice forced President Francois Hollande and the parliament to reconsider this decision. And, apparently, not in vain. Over the last day alone, there were several attacks in the fifth republic. In the south, an armed man barricaded himself in the hotel. Soon he was detained.

19.07.2016

Anti-terrorist operation in Almaty ends
Anti-terrorist operation in Almaty ends A few hours ago, an anti-terrorist operation in Almaty completed. It began on July 18 in the afternoon after an armed attack on a department of the National Security Committee and a police station. It is known that there are five victims: four police officers and a motorist. Seven police officers are injured.  Both attackers are arrested. Almaty earlier declared the highest "red" level of terrorist threat which is now reduced to moderate.

15.07.2016

Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims
Belarus President expresses condolences to relatives of Nice attack victims Belarus has received the news about the Nice Bastille Day attack with deep sorrow. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed condolences to the President of France Francois Hollande, the French people, as well as relatives and friends of the victims.
Belarus condemns Bastille Day attack in Nice
Belarus condemns Bastille Day attack in Nice "Belarus received the news about the terrorist attack in Nice at night on July 14 with deep sorrow," said the Foreign Ministry of Belarus in a statement on July 15 morning.  MORE: Bastille Day attack in Nice

03.07.2016

Istanbul airport attack: who is responsible and how to protect yourself?
Istanbul airport attack: who is responsible and how to protect yourself? In recent days, Brazilian authorities have said they are ready to ensure security and protect Olympians against terrorist attacks. This concerns everyone now since explosions are heard in different parts of the planet. This week, an explosion at the airport of the Turkish Istanbul killed more than 40 people and injured over 200. Alexei Volkov has more details.

29.06.2016

Belarusians arrive from Istanbul: "That was really creepy!"
Belarusians arrive from Istanbul: "That was really creepy!" After a series of terrorist attacks the Istanbul airport was closed. Now the interrupted air service has been restored. The Belarusian airline did not fly to Istanbul today but the planned flight of Turkish Airlines was on schedule. The CTV crew talked with the passengers from Istanbul who arrived after the attack.
Terrorist attack in Istanbul airport: No Belarusians among dead and injured
Terrorist attack in Istanbul airport: No Belarusians among dead and injured The number of victims of the terrorist attack in the Ataturk airport in Istanbul reached 36. About 200 are wounded. Some are in critical condition. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that no Belarusian citizens were among the dead and injured. According to recent reports, three explosions were heard at the entrance, exit and the parking lot of the international terminal of the airport the night before. The Government stated that the attack involved three suicide bombers. First, they opened fire with weapons and then detonated an explosive device.

09.06.2016

President Lukashenko sends condolences to Kazakhstan president over Aktobe attacks
Belarus and Kazakhstan will stand firmly together against terrorism, President Lukashenko says The President of Belarus extended condolences to the President of Kazakhstan in connection with the victims of the terrorist attack in Aktobe. Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus with great sorrow received the news of what had happened.  "Belarus will always be in solidarity with the friendly Kazakhstan in uncompromising fight against terrorism in all its forms," reads the message. On 9 June, Kazakhstan declared a national mourning, all flags are flying at half-mast, entertainment events are canceled.

06.06.2016

Antiterrorist operation taking place in Kazakhstan's Aktobe: Nine militants eliminated
Antiterrorist operation taking place in Kazakhstan's Aktobe: Nine militants eliminated An antiterrorist operation is being held in Kazakhstan's Aktobe. The city declared a red, the highest level of terrorist threat. Yesterday the city was attacked by unknown persons. Kazakhstan police were able to establish the identity of all the perpetrators involved in the attacks. How the Kazakh authorities are taking steps to track down and arrest them.  Security forces have eliminated nine militants. The same number was taken into custody.

01.06.2016

CIS forces conduct special operation at Lukoml state district power station
CIS forces conduct special drills at Lukoml state district power station Security services of the CIS member states conducted a special operation at the Lukoml state district power station.

26.05.2016

Belarus to amend counter-terrorism laws
Belarus to amend counter-terrorism laws Belarus is going to amend counter-terrorism laws. The corresponding bill was adopted on May 25 by members of the House of Representatives. The amendments concern measures to prevent the legalization of proceeds from crime, terrorist financing and proliferation of mass destruction weapons. The need for the adoption of the amendments is due to the improvement of the legal framework regarding the detection and suppression of terrorist organizations, as well as the protection of the population against acts of terrorism.

22.05.2016

Security services of Commonwealth of Independent States seeking ways to put out flames of terrorism
Security services of Commonwealth of Independent States seeking ways to put out flames of terrorism The EgyptAir plane crash stirred up not only passengers. Even those who do not fly airplanes (a lot of people) are excited about the version of a terrorist attack.

19.05.2016

EgyptAir aircraft crash was a terrorist act, Russian Federal Security Service says
EgyptAir aircraft crash was a terrorist act, Russian Federal Security Service says Speaking at the Council of Heads of CIS special services in Minsk Director of the Russian Federal Security Service said that the disaster with the Egyptian A320 was an act of terrorism. Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Federal Security Service: There was an accident with the EgyptAir plane. Apparently, this is a terrorist attack, which killed 66 citizens of more than 12 different countries.

12.04.2016

New law making season starts at Belarusian Parliament: new laws to be adopted
Belarusian Parliament starts new law-making season The session was opened both in the Oval Hall and in the Council of the Republic of Belarus. The deputies from the House of Representative will decide upon dozens of bills. Some of them are resonant. For instance, a person will be held criminally liable for participation in armed conflicts abroad, or will get fine or warning if their dog barks after 11 PM. During the spring session, the MPs will examine 60 bills. The adopted ones will determine the country's development for years to come.

30.03.2016

Belgium terrorist attack
Brussels terrorist attacks: how did it happen and is Belarus in danger? Last week (March 22, 2016) Europe was once again under the threat of terrorism. Several bombs went off in Brussels, leaving more than 30 people dead and about three hundred injured. A family from Belarus was at the Brussels airport, when the bombs blasted. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium: Indistinct, abominable and deathly acts of terrorism have taken place in Belgium. Three explosions and more than 30 people dead.

28.03.2016

Will Belarus be affected by terrorist attacks in Belgium?
Will Belarus be affected by terrorist attacks in Belgium? Should Belarus take special measures in connection with the recent attacks in Paris, Belgium, Turkey and other countries? Let's talk about this with our guests. Today in our studio are press-secretary of the State Border Committee of Belarus Alexander Tishchenko and KGB reserve Major General, now poet Ivan Yurkin.

27.03.2016

Belarus' ambassador to Belgium on terrorist attack
Belarus' ambassador to Belgium about terrorist attacks Attacks shocked Europe once again: explosions sounded on Tuesday in the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, Brussels. More than 30 people were killed and another 300 injured. As it became known a few days later, citizens of Belarus were also among those who suffered. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium Andrei Yevdochenko has the latest news from Brussels. Yuri Koziyatko: Mr Yevdochenko, hello!

24.03.2016

Belarusians suffer in Brussels attacks On March 24 it became known that Belarusians suffered in a series of attacks in the capital of Belgium. A couple with a small child was injured in the explosion at the airport. Fortunately, they have been discharged from hospital, reports the Embassy of Belarus in Belgium.
Leonid Maltsev, Chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus
Belarus steps up security measures after Brussels attacks In connection with the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belarus has boosted security measures at the border with Belarus. In particular, boundary shifts have been reinforced. Special control is in force at air harbors.  A more thorough examination is being conducted in the country’s airports. Belarus pays particular attention to foreigners that arrive in the country.

12.03.2016

Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus
Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl on ISIS What is the root cause of the Middle East conflict? The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church elaborated on this and other issues.

20.12.2015

Iraq appreciates Belarus' stance in fight against terrorism
Iraq appreciates Belarus' stance in fight against terrorism Iraq appreciates the position of Belarus in the fight against terrorism. On December 18 the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Hassan Hamdani met with Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian House of Representatives Viktor Guminsky.

06.12.2015

ISIS recruitment in CIS universities becomes acute problem
ISIS recruitment in CIS universities becomes acute problem On December 3, experts from various countries discussed in Minsk new ideas and approaches to national security in view of the growing terrorist threats all over the world.

03.12.2015

Extremist threat in Belarus lowest among CIS states
Extremist threat in Belarus lowest among CIS states Belarus is the least susceptible to extremist activities among other CIS nations. Experts from different countries gathered on December 3 in Minsk to discuss issues of national security.  In 2014, Belarusian law enforcers identified individual facts that fall under the concept of "extremist activity", including recruitment and financing and promotion of terrorist groups. This all is due to active work of the special services. At the same time, experts warn that recruiters use a variety of ways to attract young people into terrorist groups.  

29.11.2015

How international terrorism is making the world a more dangerous place
How international terrorism is making the world a more dangerous place The war with the Islamic state more and more resembles WWIII. ISIL, in response to air bombing throw bombs on the ground and often hit innocent people who, according to ISIL's plans, are to rebel and influence their own governments. In addition, the death of the innocent always gets more publicity than details of the fallen on the battlefield. This is the essence of terror, which is not an invention of modern times.
Representative of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company in the supervisory board of the Euronews channel Pyotr Fyodorov
Causes and consequences of current terrorist threat in Europe New information hysteria windings are wound on the spool of life. Even peaceful Belarusians are beginning to worry: will anything happen to us? The Islamic State did not include Belarus in the list of its enemies. A few days ago extremists such a list. It somehow turned out that both Moldova and Ukraine were on that list on a par with Russia, USA and France. All in all it includes one-third of the world, 60 countries.
Leonid Maltsev, Chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus
Belarus open for international anti-terrorism cooperation Leonid Maltsev, the chairman of the State Border Committee, assures that Belarus is open for the cooperation with those who are not indifferent to the problem of international terrorism. Recently, the topic of security has become the central one on the continent. That’s why it’s necessary to develop joint programs of Belarus with the EU and international organizations.

22.11.2015

Are Belarusians at risk after terrorist attacks in Paris, Turkey and Nigeria?
Are Belarusians at risk after terrorist attacks in Paris, Turkey and Nigeria? The head of the German Interior Ministry has said recently that the situation in security issues in Germany and Europe as a whole is "really threatening." It is clear that we are talking about the situation after the terrorist attacks in Paris. And not only in Paris! Remember people affected by bombings in Turkey, Iraq and Nigeria, and of course the destruction of the Russian passenger airliner.

15.09.2015

President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms
President Lukashenko: CSTO calls for stronger military power and crisis response mechanisms The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be optimized. This was agreed in Dushanbe by CSTO leaders. Taking part in the meeting of the Council was the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, as well as the leaders of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. They were welcomed by the head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, whose country hosted the summit.

07.08.2015

Belarus' Foreign Ministry condemns Saudi Arabia mosque attack
Belarus' Foreign Ministry condemns Saudi Arabia mosque attack The Belarusian Foreign Ministry condemned the recent attack in a mosque in Saudi Arabia and expressed sincere condolences to the bereaved families and relatives.  The tragedy occurred in the city of Abha. 17 people died and another 25 injured. A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device straight during prayer.

11.01.2015

Belarus ambassador to France Pavel Latushko from France
Belarus ambassador to France on recent terrorist attacks A wave of terrorist attacks across France began with the attack on the building of the satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo." Three armed men with assault rifles and grenade launchers stormed the editorial board. 12 people were killed. Among them is the editor in chief of the weekly and authors of cartoons. Immediately after the terrorist attack, France announced the highest level of terrorist threat. And the next terrorist attack happened soon afterwards: explosions in several cities. However, this time without casualties.

09.01.2015

Flowers near French embassy in Minsk after gun attack on Charlie Hebdo Belarus strongly condemns all forms and manifestations of terrorism and extremism. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko sent condolences to President of the French Republic Francois Hollande over the gun attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo.