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Expert on closure of checkpoints with Belarus: Lithuania follows instructions of Brussels, London and Washington

Lithuania unilaterally closes checkpoints on the border with Belarus. In addition, restrictions are being imposed on irregular passenger transportation by buses and a ban on crossing the border for cyclists through the Belarusian Myadininkai (Kamenny Log) and Shalchininkai (Benyakoni) checkpoint, although a visa-free regime for Lithuanian citizens, and others, is operational in Belarus. In his talk with Alfa Radio , Aleksei Avdonin, an expert from the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, ...

01.03.2024
Belarus , lithuania , checkpoint , border , avdonin , opinion

Expert: under guise of NATO exercises, weapons may be supplied to Ukraine

In early February, NATO's biggest drills since the Cold War, Steadfast Defender, kicked off, involving more than 90 thousand troops from 31 allies. The official Kremlin called these manoeuvres a threat to Russia's security. In his talk with the SB TV YouTube channel , Aleksandr Tishchenko, a reserve colonel and national security expert, explained why NATO is trying to destabilise the situation in the region. Photo: video screenshot The expert noted that these exercises are a continuation of the ...

01.03.2024
excercises , nato , weapons , Tishchenko , opinion

German political expert explained why Scholz opposes sending troops to Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, unlike French President Emmanuel Macron, is aware of the consequences of sending Western troops to Ukraine – as stated by Gregor Spitzen, a political expert and independent German journalist, in his talk with the Soloviev Live TV channel Photo: www.reuters.com French President Emmanuel Macron did not rule out the possibility of sending troops from Western countries to Ukraine. Mr. Scholz previously also spoke out against that. The German Chancellor also opposed ...

28.02.2024
Scholz , germany , france , Macron , Ukraine , opinion

Expert believes NATO to be paralysed if threat of direct confrontation with Russia emerges

... host, Vadim Shepet, mentioned an opinion shared by some experts that ...

27.02.2024
nato , russia , Shevtsov , opinion

Opinion: Western countries settling their problems by initiating conflicts

... fight. Therefore, we see public opinion being pumped up, we see ...

27.02.2024
Opinion , Dzermant , Europe , West , militarisation

Americans about Belarus: it is very safe, clean and unique country

Belarus is a very safe, clean and unique country – as noted by a former Donald Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, and journalist Simona Mangiante in their talk with the Belarus 1 TV channel The foreigners said that their first impression of Belarus was very pleasant. “This is a very safe, clean and unique country, and it’s nice to stay here. I saw a really healthy society and pleasant people. We also had an interesting experience of plunging into icy water on Epiphany. I felt stronger and ...

26.02.2024
usa , Belarus , opinion

Expert: Belarus will not tolerate NATO soldiers on its land

In his talk with Alfa Radio , philosopher, publicist and political expert Aleksei Dzermant explained whether the West's attempts to undermine Belarus will stop and how the republic will react to them Belarus' National Security Concept and Military Doctrine – the most important documents in the field of ensuring the country's military security – have recently been updated, and Mr. Dzermant noted that the changes are dictated by the events developing around the Belarusian borders and the ...

26.02.2024
Belarus , military doctrine , russia , border , West , NATO , defence , Dzermant , opinion

Opinion: elections in Belarus embraced with atmosphere of unique civic responsibility

... heard President Aleksandr Lukashenko and opinion leaders, they understand the global ...

25.02.2024
opinion , elections , russia , Belarus

Opinion: Belarus, Russia moving to new strategic level of relations

Over the past two years, Belarus and Russia have passed a path that would have taken decades before. In 2019, the bilateral trade turnover stood at $33.3bn, and it made $29.5bn in 2020. In 2021, the figure reached $40bn, and it increased to $50bn in 2022. The results of the past year are particularly encouraging: the historical maximum in trade in goods and services was reached: almost $54bn. The aggravation of the situation in the world and around the both states has inspired integration, and ...

23.02.2024
Belarus , russia , Union State , industry , trade , avdonin , opinion

Expert: European security system needs restart

Events in the West indicate that international law no longer works, since many military processes could have been limited by an arms treaty, which Europe, apparently, forgot – as noted by Director General of Belarus’ National Library Vadim Gigin in his talk with Alfa Radio , commenting why the West abandons international law “There is no right. They are now talking about the so-called rules that are changing,” the expert is convinced. “What do they offer? Actually, they offer us to live in a ...

23.02.2024
Gigin , opinion , europe , eurasia , security

Opinion: Belarus has unique development path, and it is followed in the interests of the country and its people

Belarus can become an example of successful state development for other post-Soviet countries – as noted by Nadezhda Lazarevich, the First Deputy Chairperson of the Minsk City Executive Committee, in her talk with Alfa Radio “Even the Russian Federation has looked at us – both at our manufacturers and the competencies we have retained – in a completely different way after 2020. True, our factories need to be modernised, we should improve our production facilities, expand and increase ...

22.02.2024
Belarus , import substitution , quality , lazarevich , opinion

Expert on NATO's ‘military Schengen’: it creates another ground to ponder about and continue border strengthening

The NATO countries are demonstrating that they have seriously begun to prepare for war, and this can be viewed as another ground for Belarusians to ponder about and continue strengthening the border – as stated by the Dean of Journalism Department at the Belarusian State University, Aleksei Belyaev, in his talk with Alfa Radio The Times earlier reported that NATO countries could agree on the creation of a ‘military Schengen’ system before the alliance summit in Washington in July, which would ...

22.02.2024
Belyaev , NATO , opinion , Schengen

Opinion: in its foreign policy Belarus acts according to circumstances and opportunities

... the circumstances and opportunities that open up for it at one ...

22.02.2024
belarus , opinion , policy , central asia

Expert on methods used by the West to destabilise global situation

The West uses the same manuals and scenarios when rocking the situation in different countries of the world – as stated by the Chairman of the Board of the Second National TV Channel, Marat Markov, in his talk with Alfa Radio Mr. Markov listed several points as an example, “These are consolidation through messengers, blinding of security officers with pointers, rousing doctors to action, accusing the authorities of violence, an attempt to seize state institutions, abuse of state symbols. When ...

21.02.2024
west , protests , markov , opinion , russia , belarus , Hong Kong

Expert commented on Belarusian law enforcement agencies’ readiness for electoral campaigns

In 2024, sixty-four countries are entering the electoral period, and it a time when any state becomes more vulnerable. In his talk with SB TV , Retired Colonel Sergei Andreev explained whether new global conflicts are possible. Photo: video screenshot Mr. Andreev predicted that certain crisis moments are possible in some countries, “This is an objective factor, but I think we should better focus on our domestic problems. We can see that the countries which surround us, except Russia, are not ...

21.02.2024
Belarus , security , army , elections , Andreev , opinion

MP: European Union is the US hostage

The European Union can be strong only in an alliance with Russia and Belarus – as stated by Oleg Gaidukevich, a deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus photo: www.reuters.com According to the MP, the union of Russia, Belarus and the EU is a terrible dream for the United States. “Europe has become a hostage of the United States, since the sanctions they imposed on Russia and Belarus are hitting them. Europe can be strong only in alliance with Russia and ...

21.02.2024
eu , usa , europe , gaidukevich , opinion , russia , Belarus

Opinion: Belarusians do not view Ukrainians as enemies

Andrei Krivosheev, the Director General of the Minsk-Novosti news agency, Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Journalists, shed light on how Ukrainian media-terrorist regime operates and spreads over In his talk with the Belarus 1 TV channel, Mr. Krivosheev noted that Ukrainians are not the enemy of Belarus and its people, “Meanwhile, the regime that has formed near Belarus is obviously media-terrorist, and the Kiev authorities have proved this more than once. Let me remind you that people were ...

15.02.2024
Ukraine , Belarus , terrorism , krivosheev , opinion

Expert commented on NATO’s major exercises near Belarus

NATO has launched the decades-largest exercises near the borders of Belarus. The manoeuvres involve about 90 thousand military personnel and will last until May 2024 on the territory of Germany, Poland, the Baltic States, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Belarus and Russia consider these drills provocative and directed against the security and sovereignty of the two states. Moreover, NATO did not invite Belarus to observe the exercises, and this is a violation of international obligations. In turn, ...

13.02.2024
Belarus , NATO , russia , military , defence , Dzermant , opinion

Expert on Lukashenko’s global authority and friendly atmosphere reigning during his visit to Uzbekistan

In Tashkent, Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko was welcomed as the most honoured guest, and that testified to the presidents’ friendship – as stated by Vadim Gigin, the Director General of the National Library of Belarus, in his talk with Alfa Radio “President Mirziyoyev contributed much to that visit, and literally everything was done to ensure the creation of a special atmosphere. Not only Belarus was interested in that visit, but also Uzbekistan, and such an attitude indicates the ...

12.02.2024
gigin , President , opinion

Expert: Belarusian special services on alert ahead of elections, ready to repel any threats

The election campaign in Belarus has entered its active phase, and political expert Aleksei Belyaev, the Dean of the Journalism Department at the Belarusian State University, speculated on whether Belarus is ready for possible provocations and unfriendly actions on the part of some neighbouring states 110 deputies of the Lower House of Belarus’ Parliament and 12,514 deputies of local councils are scheduled to be elected during Single Voting Day on February 25 th : 298 and almost 19 thousand ...

12.02.2024
Belyaev , opinion , elections , Belarus

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