Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko acknowledges the country's economy may be facing a setback as the global economy looks set to plunge. "In light of the existing challenges of negative kind [in the global economy], the actions of the Belarussian leadership will be adjusted significantly," Lukashenko said in a statement. He believes Belarus must weather the global recession and "should not lose anything." The President stressed the importance of keeping up the trade balance and retaining staunch trade partners such as Russia in the face of these developments.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said