Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko said his country wants to normalize relations with Western powers, signaling a shift in policy two years after coming under pressure for a violent crackdown on protesters.
Belarus will allow Sweden’s interim charge d’affaires to work in Belarus, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on its website, citing bilateral consultations with the Swedish Foreign Ministry.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said businessmen who fund political opponents of his regime will be deemed enemies of the state.
Belarus declared three days of official mourning to mark the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, starting today, and ordered flags to fly at half-staff.
The suspects in this week’s subway bombing in Minsk that killed 12 people have confessed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Belarus’s dollar bonds tumbled to the lowest since March on a report the nation will be forced to borrow more from Russia and speculation the government will scupper a program to sell state assets.
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President Aleksandr Lukashenko reiterated that Belarus won’t sell state-controlled fertilizer producer Belaruskali for less than $30 billion, Belta reported.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said the central bank should lower its benchmark refinancing rate, state-run STV reported, citing comments from a television interview.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko replaced Pyotr Prokopovich as head of the nation’s central bank with his deputy, Yury Alymov, the state-run Belta news service reported.