The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe`s volatile eastern edge.
Belarus will host talks between Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE security and rights organisation on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, President Alexander Lukashenko`s office said on Wednesday.
Belarus will repair and upgrade its Su-27 aircraft which have been decommissioned, Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee Sergei Hurulev said.
Prominent leaders from Latin American and around the world converged here to attend the funeral of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Friday.
Early voting began in the former Soviet state of Belarus on Sunday for a parliamentary election being boycotted by the two main opposition parties.
A district election commission in Minsk alleged that 15 percent of supporters` signatures Alexander Milinkevich submitted were forged.
The European Union has said that it will work with the new Belarusian foreign minister despite the fact that he is subject to EU sanctions.
Belarus decided to withdraw its embassy staff from Sweden over a pro-democracy stunt involving an air drop of teddy bears on its territory.
Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.
Accreditation to the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been granted to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the British Embassy in Belarus has confirmed.
Six members of Femen held a bare-breasted protest in Kiev on Sunday against the visit by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
It was the sixth rally in a series called Revolution by Social Networks.
Andrei Pochobut was given the three year suspended sentence by a court in western city of Grodno.
Prez Alexander Lukashenko has describing the blast as "a serious challenge" to the nation.
Dismissals followed sanctions imposed on Belarus after presidential polls.
Alexander Lukashenko was once described by the US as Europe`s last dictator.
In power since 1994, Lukashenko is the longest-standing current leader in Europe. Once regarded as the Kremlin`s obedient if loudmouthed ally, in recent years he has been often truculent toward Moscow.
Belarus will soon launch an information campaign to press for the abolition of death penalty, President Alexander Lukashenko said.
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