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16 March 2022, 18:58

Opinion: Genuine information warfare has been launched against Belarus

Photo courtesy of the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus
Photo courtesy of the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus

BORISOV DISTRICT, 16 March (BelTA) – State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich went on a business trip to Borisov District, Minsk Oblast on 16 March, BelTA has learned.

During the trip the state secretary of Belarus' Security Council met with representatives of the district administration, military personnel of the Borisov garrison, discussed the social and economic situation in the region, spoke at length about the current military and political situation in the world, and evaluated threats to national security in view of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine and the introduction of anti-Belarusian sanctions.

Aleksandr Volfovich pointed out that Belarus' Armed Forces do not participate and have no intention of participating in combat operations in Ukraine's territory.

The official said: “Hotheads have launched a genuine war against Belarus in the information space with blatant lies surfacing more and more often. Fake news about mass conscription of young Belarusians for military service are being multiplied. False draft cards are pictured. Misinformation about off-schedule mobilization events is being distributed. Panic about the upcoming fall of the banking system, ‘shortages' of food and medications is being artificially formed. Such leaks are designed to split the Belarusian society, instill mistrust in people's minds, sow chaos and discord in our house.”

At the same time Aleksandr Volfovich stressed that Belarus' Armed Forces will defend the Belarusian land, the Belarusian nation, and Belarusian national interests if need be.

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