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Minsk has approved the draft amendments to the agreement on the loan for NPP

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree approved the draft Protocol on amendments to the agreement with Russia on granting a loan for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant as a basis for negotiations, says the document published Saturday on the National legal Internet portal.

"To approve the draft Protocol on amendments to agreement between the government of the Republic of Belarus and the government of the Russian Federation about provision to the government of the Republic of Belarus state export credit for the construction of a nuclear power plant on the territory of the Republic of Belarus of 25 November 2011 as the basis for negotiations", - stated in the decree. The draft Protocol will not be published.

Lukashenko has instructed the emergencies Ministry to pay attention to the safe operation of the NPP

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic to pay special attention to the safe operation of the Belarusian NPP, the first unit which is ready to run.

As reported by the presidential press service, Lukashenko on Monday at his residence, the independence Palace - handed General's shoulder straps to senior officers. There were honored and graduates who graduated from military educational institutions of Belarus with excellent academic performance. Addressing the ceremony participants, the head of state, in particular, have highlighted the challenges facing military and police officers.

The Russian Ambassador said the opening of the border with Belarus

Limitations of mutual entry and exit of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus imposed over COVID-19 can be withdrawn in the summer of this year, said in an online interview to journalists the Ambassador of Russia in Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev.

Earlier, the Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Uladzimir Syamashka said that the Russian side cancels introduced due COVID-19 restrictions on movement across the border with Belarus in late July - early August.

The Ambassador of Belarus spoke about the proposals of Russia on deepening integration

The Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko said that last year the Russian side has offered in the framework of deepening the Union integration to transfer to the supranational level 95% of powers.

The Treaty establishing the Union state of Russia and Belarus was signed on 8 December 1999 in Moscow, for the 20th anniversary it was proposed to adopt a programme of deeper integration. Established a working group to develop proposals, parties a total of 31 developed a draft sectoral roadmaps. However, the program still is not accepted.

The Belarusian Ambassador said the opening of the border with Russia

Belarusian Ambassador in Russia Vladimir Semashko believes that the Russian side cancels introduced due COVID-19 restrictions on movement across the border with Belarus in late July - early August.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. It neighbors Belarus, including Russia, have imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens and foreigners. Free border crossing of the Russian Federation was suspended on March 16. Information about when there will be a full opening of the borders of Russia, yet, it will come from government headquarters, but so far no action was taken, said on 25 June, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Belarus has not imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens, fights infection focal, identifying and isolating the infected and their contacts. However, for arriving to the Republic from countries where there are cases COVID-19, acts 14 day quarantine.

The Ambassador of Belarus to Russia urged to learn from European Union

The Union state of Belarus and Russia should learn from the European Union to regulate the operation of enterprises and supply of the markets of each other, said the Ambassador of Belarus Vladimir Semashko.

"Purely economic issues - they affect us when we face certain some bureaucratic barriers to the supply of Belarusian industrial products to the Russian market, Sometimes it's just not allowed on the market... For open economies is a serious obstacle. These permanent dairy, meat, vegetable and other "war," Semashko said during an online conference with participation of the Russian Ambassador, representatives of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, state Duma of the Russian Federation.

The launch date for the first unit of the NPP will determine in a week, said the Ambassador

Launch date of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant will be determined later in the week, the parties expect that it was fully operational in February 2021, said the Ambassador of Belarus in Moscow Vladimir Semashko.

"In unit 1 we are here just a week together with colleagues from the leadership of Rosatom will decide the specific date of physical start - up," Semashko said during an online conference.

Belarus sent a letter to Gazprom with proposals on gas supplies

The Belarusian energy Ministry has announced that it has sent a letter to Gazprom with proposals on gas supplies in 2020.

It also speaks about the methods of pricing in 2021, added the Agency.