Belarus is intent on reducing the conflict potential in Eastern Europe by pursuing a peace-loving and open policy. Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department of the Belarusian Defense Ministry, Major-General Oleg Voinov made the statement during a media briefing held to discuss the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2021, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko said: “Last year was rather problematic for passenger transportation. Transportation between Belarus and Russia was limited from April 2020 till February 2021. A gradual recovery began in February. An important project was implemented to launch daily passenger service between Minsk and Moscow. It is a significant stage. This project needs to grow because it enjoys demand. I hope transportation restrictions will be completely lifted soon and we will be able to fully restore passenger train service up to pre-COVID levels. Let me remind you that there were 28 regular trains, including 17 formed by Belarusian Railways.”
The industrial group Belorusneft should continue actively developing the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in Belarus. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he heard out a report from Director General of the industrial group Belorusneft Aleksandr Lyakhov on 6 September, BelTA has learned. Aleksandr Lukashenko also promised he would help with dealing with excessive red-tape and bureaucracy. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova was also present during the meeting.