Amendments to the Constitution of Belarus will be presented for discussion in December

MINSK, 28 Nov – The draft of the updated constitution of Belarus is planned to be presented for public discussion in the first half of December, said the head of the presidential administration Igor Sergeenko.
A new constitution is being drafted in Belarus. It is planned that the constitutional referendum will take place no later than February 2022. Earlier, the constitutional commission worked out a version of the draft amendments to the basic law; a special working group is engaged in the finalization. It is expected that before the referendum, the revised draft amendments to the Constitution of Belarus will still be submitted for public discussion. It was previously planned that the document could be ready for public comment by early December.
“I think that in the first half of December we will be able to get acquainted (with the draft – ed.) When we come to a final decision on literally several points. Further work on the constitution will be continued at the platforms during the nationwide discussion,” Sergeenko said on the air TV channel “Belarus 1” on Sunday.
He said that the work on the draft of the updated constitution of the republic has practically come to an end. “We have come up with a draft constitution, but nevertheless, there is still a minor revision, additional polishing on individual positions,” explained the head of the presidential administration.
Sergeenko recalled that a new section will appear in the constitution – about the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly (VNS) as the highest representative body of democracy. He clarified that some points related to the nomination of delegates to this body will be refined within a week.
Sergeenko stressed that the meeting should become a stabilizing force in relations between all branches of government. “Moreover, the delegates will include representatives of the executive, legislative, judicial branches of government, as well as representatives of local councils of deputies and civil society. … He added that the decisions of the ANC will be binding, it will be able to cancel the decisions of other bodies if they contradict the interests of national security. At the same time, Sergeenko drew attention to the fact that Belarus will remain a presidential republic and the president will remain the top official.
The constitution will add that the CEC will campaign for the election of delegates to the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly, and will expand the powers of the constitutional court, which will assess the constitutionality of the presidential and parliamentary elections. According to him, the constitution will prescribe that Belarus excludes military aggression from its territory against other states, guarantees the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.

Minsk intends to judge fugitive oppositionists in absentia

Minsk is working on an initiative to hold trials in absentia over oppositionists who left Belarus, mainly to the EU countries, and whose extradition is refused, said State Secretary of the Republic’s Security Council Alexander Volfovich. …

Minsk explained the attempt of refugees to break through the border with Poland

MINSK, 28 Nov – State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Alexander Volfovich said that he did not see a threat from the Middle Eastern refugees in the country, and explained their attempt to break through the border with Poland “by the defensive reaction of desperate people.”
“It is not worth fearing (refugees – ed.) For sure. People went with normal, peaceful goals to where they were called – to Germany, Great Britain, to Europe. They run there, trying to find ways to achieve their goal … they pose a threat to Belarus, I would not, ”Volfovich said in an interview with the TV channel CTBshown on Sunday.
At the same time, he asked himself the question, “why did they take sticks and stones in their hands?” “I put myself in the shoes of any man: if there were a wife and a child next to them, in which a flash-noise grenade flies (Polish security forces used special means to prevent refugees from breaking through the border – ed.), Who are gassed, I would not only take a stick and a stone into the hands … this is a defensive reaction of people driven to despair, insanity, “added Volfovich.

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Russia will intercede for Belarus in cases of NATO aggression, the senator said

RF WILL OPEN FOR BELARUS IN CASE OF VIOLATION OF TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF A NATO COUNTRY, IF MINSK ASKS FOR HELP – DZHABAROV RIA NEWS
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A wave of protests during a constitutional referendum was ruled out in Minsk

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THE SECRETARY OF THE SECRETARY SECRETARY OF THE BELARUSIAN SECOND STATED THAT THE POWER BLOCK WITHDRAWAL LESSONS FROM THE PROTESTS OF 2020 WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING LIKE DURING THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM

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Minsk accused Kiev of escalating the problem with migrants

SECRETARY SECRETARY OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF BELARUS STATED THAT KIEV IS INCREASING THE THREATS OF ILLEGAL MIGRATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDS FROM “WESTERN CURATORS”
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Minsk believes that it is too early to talk about the threat of unleashing a war

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THE BELARUS SOVIECE STATED THAT IN SPEAKING THE GROWTH OF THE NUMBER OF MILITARY IN THE NEIGHBORING EU COUNTRIES, TO SPEAK ABOUT THE THREAT OF WAR
THE SECRETARY OF SECRETARY OF THE BELARUS SECONDARY STATES REMINDED TO THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES OF THE EU THAT IF THEY WANT TO PULL NATO INTO THE SITUATION ON THE BORDER, THEN IS AN ALLY BEYOND MINSK – RUSSIA

The expert told what could lead to an increase in gas prices in Europe

MOSCOW, 28 Nov – Gas prices in Europe depend on market sentiment, any negative news can lead to a jump in prices, said Sergei Kolobanov, Deputy Head of the Economy of the Fuel and Energy Complex Sectors, in a commentary.
“Any negative news may again lead to a spasmodic rise in prices, for example, some reputable institution will predict a particularly cold winter,” he said.
The analyst cited as an example a similar effect, but with the opposite sign, on the oil market – after the WHO announced a new strain of coronavirus. World oil prices on Friday evening fell by more than 10%.
The level of occupancy of underground gas storage facilities (UGS) also makes the main consumers and local European gas suppliers nervous – since November 1, it has decreased, as of November 25, by almost 7%, now just below 71%.
At the same time, the rate of gas injection into European storages in November this year is higher than the average for the previous five years (by about 15%), however, the withdrawal was even much higher (by 35%), the expert said. “You cannot call the situation a catastrophic one yet, since in previous years the decline from late November to late March was no more than 65%,” he added.
In addition, according to Kolobanov, the geopolitical component of the high price cannot be ruled out. “This is whipping up rumors about the beginning of possible hostilities in Ukraine, which increases the risks of stopping Ukrainian transit, and the recent statements of the President of Belarus about the closure of the gas tap,” he concluded.
Gas prices in Europe rose sharply in late summer and early autumn. Back in early August, the estimated price of the nearest futures on the Dutch TTF index was about $ 515 per thousand cubic meters, and by the end of September the figure had doubled. Experts linked the rise in prices to several factors: the low level of occupancy of European underground storage facilities, limited supply from major suppliers and high demand for liquefied natural gas in Asia.
The historical maximum – 1937 dollars per thousand cubic meters – was reached on October 6. After that, gas prices began to decline, and on November 1 – for the first time in a month and a half – the price of futures fell below $ 750 per thousand cubic meters.
However, from November 12, sharp growth began again. In five trading days, the target price jumped 25% and surpassed $ 1,120 on November 18, this week it was in the $ 980-1090 range. The reason for the new leap, in particular, was the news about Germany’s suspension of certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

EU to allocate € 200 million to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland for border security

MOSCOW, 28 Nov – The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that it was decided to triple the funds allocated by the EU to Lithuania, Latvia and Poland for border protection, to 200 million euros.
“Lithuania has already received € 37 million in emergency support. However, as I announced earlier this week, we are tripling the EU border security funds for Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to € 200 million this year and next,” she said. at a press conference in Vilnius.
The head of the European Commission also noted that all actions of the European Union to impose sanctions against individuals and certain institutions are closely coordinated with the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa on the border with Belarus, Minsk was accused of creating a migration crisis. Minsk stated that they were not the organizers of the migration crisis. Lukashenko also noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money nor energy for this.

Lithuanian President calls military integration of Moscow and Minsk a challenge for NATO

MOSCOW, 28 Nov – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda believes that the integration of Russia and Belarus threatens the collective security of NATO countries, in connection with which the alliance should adjust its strategy for a possible response.
“Another process is worrying, too – the full military integration of Belarus into Russian military structures and doctrines. This brings new challenges to NATO’s collective security, NATO must adjust its plans, strategy and tactics accordingly, and must be ready for a possible response,” Nauseda said. at a meeting in Vilnius with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The President also noted that in case of further complication of the security situation in the Baltic region, Lithuania can turn to the allies and ask for consultations in accordance with the fourth NATO article. This issue has already been discussed with the presidents of the Baltic states and Poland.
Earlier, the State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Alexander Volfovich said that in the context of building up NATO’s potential near the border of the republic, it is important to maintain the combat readiness of the Belarusian army and strengthen the regional grouping of troops with the Russian Federation. According to him, this year more than 50 exercises were held near the borders of Belarus – about 25 thousand servicemen, compared to 2010, the number has tripled. Now, noted Volfovich, in Poland and Latvia there are five major events of operational and combat training – about 14 thousand people.
Recently, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa on the border with Belarus, Minsk was accused of creating a migration crisis. Minsk stated that they were not the organizers of the migration crisis. Lukashenko also noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money nor energy for this.

Poroshenko announced "trap"prepared by Ukraine by Belarus

KIEV, 28 Nov – Belarus will stop supplying electricity to Ukraine with the onset of frost, the purchase of electricity from Minsk is a trap, says Petro Poroshenko, the fifth president of Ukraine and leader of the European Solidarity party.
The Ministry of Energy of Belarus confirmed the resumption of electricity supplies to Ukraine from November 21, specifying that the export is in accordance with the November contract. The Ukrainian opposition criticizes the Ukrainian authorities for importing electricity from Belarus and the Russian Federation.
“You will see, Belarus will stop supplying us with electricity at a temperature of minus 15-20, so that right now, having put us on a needle, hit it, so that it will be even more painful,” Poroshenko said in an interview with the TV channel.Straight“.
According to him, the purchase of electricity from Belarus is “a trap, the purpose of which is to return Ukraine to dependence on Russian energy resources.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Energy of Belarus reported that the Belarusian electricity began to flow into the Ukrainian energy system on November 6 in accordance with the signed contract, deliveries will be carried out during November. According to the ministry, the delivery schedule was formed by the Belarusian side, taking into account the available technical capabilities: operating modes of the power system and the capacity of generating equipment.
Ukraine announced auctions for the import of electricity in connection with the expiration of the ban on such supplies, which was extended by the National Commission of Ukraine, which carries out state regulation in the fields of energy and utilities, until October 31.

In Belarus, it was reported that ten refugees are in hospitals

MINSK, 28 Nov – The Ministry of Health of Belarus said that ten refugees from the Bruzgi transport and logistics center, located near the Polish border, are being treated and examined in Grodno hospitals.
“Now in hospitals in Grodno, 10 refugees who live in a logistics center on the Belarusian-Polish border are undergoing inpatient treatment and examinations,” the statement reads. Telegram channel ministries.
It is specified that seven of these patients are children, their condition is stable. There are also three adults in hospitals. “Two – for the second week. Another adult patient was hospitalized yesterday with suspected pneumonia. During the examination, pneumonia was excluded. Today it is planned to be discharged,” the ministry said.
They emphasized that all patients who were tested for the antigen tested negative for coronavirus.
In total, according to the report, during the existence of the spontaneous refugee camp, consultative medical assistance was provided to more than a thousand refugees, and more than 100 migrants received treatment.
In November, a group of migrants, mostly Kurds, was formed near the border of Belarus and Poland, which numbered over 2 thousand people. The migrants tried to break through the border with Poland at the “Bruzgi” checkpoint in the Grodno region (on the Polish side – “Kuznitsa”), but the attempt was stopped by the Polish security forces with the help of special equipment. The Belarusian authorities have prepared a transport and logistics center located near the border checkpoint to accommodate migrants.
On Friday, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that, in addition to the two thousandth refugee camp in the trade and logistics center near the border with Poland, in the republic there may now be about 2-3 thousand more migrants from the Middle East. At the same time, earlier, about a thousand migrants, according to him, voluntarily returned to their homeland. Migrants return both by evacuation flights and individually. At the same time, the refugees in the transport and logistics center, according to the Belarusian authorities, generally do not yet express a desire to return to their homeland, awaiting a humanitarian corridor to the EU countries.
Lithuania, Latvia and Poland recently reported an increase in the number of detained illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa on the border with Belarus, Minsk was accused of creating a migration crisis. Minsk stated that they were not the organizers of the migration crisis. Lukashenko also noted that Minsk will no longer restrain the flow of illegal migrants to the EU countries: because of the West’s sanctions, there is “neither money nor energy for this. The border guards of Belarus have repeatedly stated about the forcible expulsion of migrants by Lithuania, Poland and Latvia to the Belarusian territory.