Russian army units, which took part in the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021, have started leaving Belarus in order to move to their permanent bases in Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry press service told BelTA.
The sovereignty of Belarus and its national interests are our unshakeable priority. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement during the roundtable session held in the National Historical Museum on 15 September to discuss People's Unity Day as a symbol of consolidation of the Belarusian nation, BelTA has learned.
Objectives of Belarus as a welfare state can be undermined by external pressure, Belarusian Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich said on the sidelines of the international conference “Impact of Global Economic Challenges on Social and Labor Rights” which is underway in Minsk on 13-14 September.
Belarus is intent on reducing the conflict potential in Eastern Europe by pursuing a peace-loving and open policy. Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, Major-General Oleg Voinov made the statement during a media briefing held to discuss the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021, BelTA has learned.
Russia will lift all the COVID-19 related restrictions from passenger transportation by air to and from Belarus. President of Russia Vladimir Putin made the statement after negotiations with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Moscow on 9 September, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko said: “Last year was rather problematic for passenger transportation. Transportation between Belarus and Russia was limited from April 2020 till February 2021. A gradual recovery began in February. An important project was implemented to launch daily passenger service between Minsk and Moscow. It is a significant stage. This project needs to grow because it enjoys demand. I hope transportation restrictions will be completely lifted soon and we will be able to fully restore passenger train service up to pre-COVID levels. Let me remind you that there were 28 regular trains, including 17 formed by Belarusian Railways.”