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Belarus' President Lukashenko addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York

Belarus leader says does not mind Nobel Prize winner's criticism of his rule

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday welcomed the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature to his compatriot Svetlana Alexievich, saying he did not hold her criticism of his government against her. Alexievich, who lives in Minsk, won the prize on Thursday for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union. Lukashenko's conciliatory comments, made two days be…