15:02 Lukashenka refutes illness rumors


The president of Belarus has refuted allegations that he is seriously sick, after media speculated that he was not seen public for 17 days. "Surely, I am a bit tired, but you'd better come to my hockey training sessions and see with your own eyes," Lukashenka told reporters on Wednesday. The president also joked: "I learned from the media that I suffered a heart attack together with a stroke", reports Interfax.