Latest News - #Vitebsk

Lukashenko instructed to deploy troops in Grodno

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to transfer airborne brigade from Vitebsk to Grenoble, told Sputnik of Belarus.

This order was made at a meeting at the Center for strategic management of the Ministry of defense.

An Exit poll showed the victory at the elections Lukashenko 79.7% of the votes

. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is leading in the elections in Belarus, showed the exit poll data.

He scores almost 80 percent, while Svetlana Tikhanovski – 6.8 percent.

Ministry of defence of Belarus denied the information on the transfer Minsk paratroopers

The Ministry of defense of Belarus refuted the information in social networks about the fact that in Minsk deployed Marines for the period of the election campaign.

Belarusians will elect their President on 9 August. Candidates for the highest office was five people, including the incumbent Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The election campaign is accompanied by the arrests of opposition politicians and activists, as well as unauthorized protests. 1 August Minsk will host a celebration of marine Day, which will include a demonstration of the skills of the military personnel and military equipment. In social networks has linked large-scale celebration with the upcoming presidential election, assuming that the Marines who arrived from the regions, will remain in the capital before election day.

Lukashenka said about the correct course in the field of system of national security

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the chosen course to create a reliable system of national security was correct.

This statement the President made on Tuesday at a meeting with the management and staff of departments of system of ensuring national security while visiting 3214 military unit of internal troops of the interior Ministry in Minsk.

Rapota spoke about the new projects of the Union state

Union state Secretary Grigory Rapota told reporters at a press conference dedicated to the Day of the Union state within the framework of XXIX international festival of arts "Slavianski Bazaar" in Vitebsk, on major projects that are planned, and that interested him during his visit to the Vitebsk region, reports Sputnik.

This year the Secretary of state went to Orsha, visited the new logistics centre, looked an upgraded runway and a new air terminal, got acquainted with work of the Dubrovno flax plant.

In Belarus, protests, arrested more than 360 people

More than 360 people were arrested during the past at the end of last week, protests in Belarus, said Wednesday not registered by the authorities human rights center "Spring".

The report notes that the detention took place in 19 cities across the country. "This is - Minsk (over 260 people), Gomel (13), Bobruisk (12), Novopolotsk (10), Gantsevichi (10), Borisov (10), Novogrudok (9), Vitebsk (7), Mogilev (6 or more), Brest (6), Rechitsa (3), Volkovysk (3), Molodechno (3), Soligorsk (2), Grodno (2), Orsha (2), Svetlogorsk (1), Lida (1), Slutsk (minimum 1). In addition, Slonim participants of the action were summoned to the police station later for drawing up reports", - is spoken in the message.

Belarusian human rights activists said the number of detainees after the pickets

About 80 people, including journalists, were detained in Minsk after the final pre-election pickets, which took place in the framework of election campaign of the President of Belarus, said on Saturday not registered by the authorities of the Republic of the human rights center "Spring".

On Friday evening near the building of Belarusian state Philharmonic society, opposition candidates for the presidency of Belarus Nikolai Kozlov and Olga kovalkova found the last pickets for collection of signatures in their support. Pickets concluded that people in different parts of Minsk were built in the "chain of solidarity", thereby supporting the candidates for the post of President of the Republic, an alternative to the incumbent President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. A few hours after the start of the stock militiamen carried out in the capital a number of arrests. Natural "chain of solidarity" was built in the regions.