Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Chinese troops arrive in Belarus for joint anti-terror exercises amid tensions with Ukraine

    A group of Chinese military personnel has arrived in Belarus, though the exact number remains undisclosed. According to the Belarusian Ministry of Defence, the Chinese soldiers will participate in joint anti-terror exercises to be held from 8 to 19 July. The exercises aim to achieve "coordination between Belarusian and Chinese units." The arrival of the Chinese military is intended to lay the foundation for further development of Belarusian-Chinese military training cooperation.

    Meanwhile, …

  • Lukashenko says he joked when claiming that Wagner mercenaries want to attack Poland

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka, said he was joking when he said that Wagner mercenaries wanted to attack Poland.

    "I joked that the Wagner fighters were talking that they would go on a trip to Rzeszow. Why? Because the equipment and weapons went from Rzeszow to where these "Wagner soldiers" fought near Artemovsk (Bakhmut). Thousands of their guys died there. And they will remember this," he said.

    Lukashenko said that the Polish authorities still have to thank …

  • Putin: Russia has delivered first shipment of nuclear weapons to Belarus

    The first shipment of nuclear warheads has been delivered to Belarus, said Russian president Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "We will move some of the tactical weapons to Belarusian territory. The first nuclear warheads have already been delivered to the territory of Belarus. By the end of the summer, we will complete this work in full. This is an element of deterrence," Putin said.

    Putin also said that Russia does not yet need to use nuclear weapons, but …

  • President of Kazakhstan rejects Lukashenko’s invitation to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described as a "joke" the words of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who invited Kazakhstan to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus in order to have access to nuclear weapons.

    "I appreciated his joke. I think that there is no need for this, since there are other integration associations, primarily the Eurasian Economic Union. As for nuclear weapons, we do not need them," Radio Azattyq quotes Tokayev as saying.

    Earlier, …

  • Lukasheno cuts short his visit to Victory Day events in Russia reportedly due to health reasons

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, refused to have lunch at the Chamber of Facets in the Kremlin, which was held by Putin for the leaders of the CIS countries who arrived in Moscow to take part in Victory Day celebrations . Lukashenko flew back to Minsk.

    The Belarusian news website Nasha Niva believes that Lukashenko had to leave due to health reasons.

    According to the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty, after the military parade on Red Square, Lukashenko asked …

  • Lukashenko to visit China

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, will make a "state visit" to China on February 28-March 2, reported his press service.

    "The focus will be on the development of trade, economic, investment and humanitarian cooperation, the implementation of joint large-scale projects, interaction in the political sphere, responding to the most acute challenges in the modern international situation," the statement reads.

    Minsk authorities claim that Lukashenko and Chinese …

  • Lukashenko plans to visit Iran in March

    Self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko plans an official visit to Tehran in March, reported the Belarusian news agency BelTA following Lukashenko's meeting with Iranian Ambassador Saeed Yari.

    "I am absolutely convinced that this will be a significant meeting and negotiations in Iran will bring us to a new level of cooperation. But the main thing is that we must not miss this moment and time to establish relations at a higher level," Lukashenko said.

    The Iranian ambassador, …

  • Belarusian dictator Lukashenko to visit Russia after meeting with Putin in Minsk a few days ago

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko is going to visit Russia. His trip includes a visit to the Star City (Zvyozdny Gorodok), where Lukashenko, at Putin’s invitation , "will visit the Gagarin Research test center for cosmonaut training."

    "Currently, Belarusian candidates for space flight are being selected there. The President will familiarize himself with the work of the center, the system of selection and training of cosmonauts. He will also discuss the prospects of …

  • Lukashenko: Ukraine must start peace talks with Russia or face full destruction

    The self-proclaimed president of of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should stop and agree to peace talks with Russia if he wants to avoid huge casualties and the complete destruction of Ukraine.

    After the meeting, Lukashenka told reporters that the leaders of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member countries "casually" touched upon the topic of the war in Ukraine.

    "Everything is in the hands of Ukraine. Not because I want to …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus and Russia will create a joint satellite network

    Belarus and Russia have reached an agreement to create of a joint satellite constellation, which will also be used for military purposes, said the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.

    "We are not only ready to launch a person into space, to send an astronaut of our own. We will send him soon. We produce spacecraft. We have agreed with Russia to create a joint grouping of spacecraft in space," Lukashenka said.

    He added that it will used "not only for military purposes." …