Russia has been and will remain a reliable supplier of energy, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday — a statement that closely follows a bitter oil dispute with Belarus that interrupted supplies to Europe.
A Russian presidential aide assured Germany and the rest of Europe Thursday that Russia remains a reliable energy supplier, but denied any plans to ratify the main energy partnership document being sought by the EU.
A presentation of “Ploscha” documentary about the events of March 2006 in Minsk and about the people who dared to protest against the unprecedented fraud in Belarus was held in Warsaw. The organizer of the presentation the Union (Zviaz) for Support of Democracy in Belarus assumes that the presented documentary will draw a more complete picture of the events in the neighboring country.
On January 16 Vasil Lepesh got a call from a person who introduced himself as a representative of Minsk and Minsk region KGB department. He did not mention his name. The stranger invited Vasil to meet and talk in the center of the city. The KGB agent refused to tell the guy what would be the topic of their conversation. Vasil Lepesh replied, he would consult with the lawyer and think about the proposition. The KGB representative said, if Vasil decides not to come, he would be officially summoned to KGB.
Two activists of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party "Hramada" (BSDP), who were on the ballot in a recent election for the Brest City Soviet, have complained to district prosecutor`s offices about irregularities reported at polling stations on January 14.
"Ploscha", a new documentary of a famous director Yuri Khaschevatsky, can be now watched at the ploscha.wolnabialorus.org Internet site. The documentary runs about the events of March 2006 in Minsk when tens of thousands of people moved to the streets defending their choice and their country from the fraud and total lies during presidential elections. "A new force appeared in the country. That is the youth who possess other values, own world view and are not afraid to defend them," declared Yuri Khaschevatsky when telling about his new documentary "Ploscha".
Russia may impose restrictions on agricultural products import from Belarus, if Minsk does not decrease subsidies to its agricultural producers and cancel discriminatory measures taken against Russian goods. That was reported yesterday by the minister of economic development and trade Herman Greff at the meeting with the Duma deputies.