MINSK, 13 October (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended top officials of the Operations and Analysis Center until the facts the head of state had been made aware of are thoroughly investigated. The information was released after the government conference involving the head of state and representatives of law enforcement agencies, BelTA has learned.
Alexander Lukashenko reviewed a number of criminal cases, which investigation he keeps an eye on. Evidence concerning the performance of heads of central government and municipal government agencies and illegal actions taken by individual officers of law enforcement agencies and power-wielding bodies were reviewed.
At the beginning of the government conference Alexander Lukashenko said: “Today in this composition I'd like to talk about and discuss problems of individual breaches of the law in our country. Including at the highest level, including those involving corruption. Before making any decisions I would like to hear about these problems and hear answers to questions about these problems even from some people, who are present here. In the past I promised that we would meet in this composition in order to avoid all kinds of gossip and speculations. I would like to reemphasize that I am ready to hear out everyone if necessary before making the decision.”
A number of personnel decisions were made, including those concerning the Operations and Analysis Center. A commission had been established upon the president's instructions to review the performance of the agency. The commission had found faults in the agency's work. This is why the head of state decided to suspend top officials of the Operations and Analysis Center until the facts the head of state had been made aware of are investigated.
Sergei Shpegun is in charge of the Operations and Analysis Center under the President of the Republic of Belarus. Among other things the agency regulates the protection of classified information, including state secrets or other information, which is protected in line with the legislation, against leakage by technical channels, against unsanctioned and unintended actions.More about President