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Heidi Grau. Photo courtesy of KEYSTONE/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
OSCE calls for more vigorous mine clearance in Ukraine's Donbass
16 January, 18:37
In 2019 the number of civilian casualties dropped considerably and reached the lowest figure on record since the beginning of the conflict. The number of ceasefire violations dropped noticeably in January 2020 in comparison with late 2019.
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Contact group on Ukraine in session in Minsk
16 January, 16:33
The previous session took place on 18 December 2019. The parties discussed at length the detainee swap. The agenda also included legal aspects of the special status of the certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
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Belarus' PM, Russian ambassador discuss cooperation after cabinet reshuffle in Russia
16 January, 11:47
Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas and Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev discussed bilateral cooperation taking into consideration new appointments in the Russian government.
Krisjanis Karins. Archive photo
PM: Latvia wants to see Belarus independent, stable
16 January, 11:14
It is important for Latvia to see Belarus independent and stable, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said as he met with Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 16 January
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Belarus appoints honorary consul in Karlovy Vary
16 January, 09:00
The honorary consul will assume a number of functions in politics, trade, economy, science and technology. His responsibilities will also extend to consular affairs, cultural contacts and communication with the diaspora.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Photo from zimbio.com
Queen of Belgium interested in visiting Belarus
15 January, 13:24
Belarusian Ambassador Aleksandr Mikhnevich had a conversation with Queen Mathilde of Belgium who is related to the Sapieha dynasty. She expressed interest in visiting Belarus.
Vladimir Andreichenko is speaking
Speaker: Belarusian MPs will contribute to efforts to improve Constitution
15 January, 12:26
The deputy corps will also contribute to the development of the country's social and economic development program for the next five years. We should take part in the work to improve the Constitution, Vladimir Andreichenko said.
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Ambassador talks about goals of Latvian prime minister's forthcoming visit to Belarus
14 January, 19:31
The main purpose of the forthcoming visit of the prime minister is to bolster good neighborly relations. The Latvian side is interested in seeing Belarus as an independent and stable country with good living standards.
Tomasz Grodzki and Vladimir Chushev. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Embassy in Warsaw
Belarus, Poland discuss prospects for parliamentary cooperation
14 January, 15:41
Belarusian Ambassador to Poland Vladimir Chushev and Polish Senate Marshal Tomasz Grodzki discussed a wide range of issues of Belarusian-Polish cooperation.
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MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic
13 January, 09:46
The Schengen visa fee for Belarusians will drop to €35 while the decision to issue a visa will be made within ten days. Many groups of citizens will be able to apply for visas without paying the fee.
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