Updated at 14:39,19-02-2024

Lukashenka appoints new information minister


Lukashenka appoints new information minister
Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Thursday relieved Liliya Ananich of her position as information minister and appointed Alyaksandr Karlyukevich to succeed her.

The 57-year-old Ananich leaves the position after more than three years in the role.

Mr. Karlyukevich, 53, had served as deputy information minister since December 2016.

A graduate of the Lviv Higher Military Political School and the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Karlyukevich was a staff writer and editor with a number of newspapers.

Between 2006 and 2011, he was the director of Litaratura i Mastatstva (Literature and Art), a now-defunct state-owned media group that controlled several magazines and newspapers.

Mr. Karlyukevich was the editor-in-chief of the government-controlled newspaper Zvyazda in 2011 and 2012 and served as director of the Zvyazda state-owned media group in 2012-2016.