Russia and Belarus

Putin and Lukashenko discuss coronavirus pandemic

Presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, have discussed the situation around the coronavirus pandemic in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. "The leaders …

Russia closes border with Belarus over coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Russia’s authorities have decided to shut border with Belarus for the movement of people over coronavirus concerns. "We have also decided to close the border …

Eight died in car accident in Russia's Pskov region

Eight people died in Russia’s Pskov Region in a major road accident, which involved a minibus and a truck, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "At 00:29, a car accident involving a Mercedes minibus and a Volvo truck …

Putin receives Lukashenko in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, who is in Russia on a working visit. "Current issues of Russian-Belarusian …

Kremlin comments on Belarus-U.S. convergence

Moscow does not consider Belarus and the United States rapidly becoming closer, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the recent visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Minsk, where he …

U.S. offers Belarus all the oil it needs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Minsk that Washington can provide it with all the oil it needs. After a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Minsk, Pompeo suggested that the U.S. could …