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28 January 2021, 15:06

Belarusian special services hailed for thwarting attempts to ‘blow up houses and streets'

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about successful work of the special forces to prevent terror attacks in Belarus as he hosted a government meeting to discuss legislative improvements on 28 January, BelTA has learned.

“I understand that there are dissenters. But there are law violators as well. Those protests were joined by many, especially militant groups. The State Security Committee will soon make public the facts about how they tried not only to undermine the situation, but also to blow up houses and streets in our country and where that ammunition and explosives were coming from. Those chains have been fully detected, and people who carried it across the border have been detained,” the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko did not reveal names and groups. “We have identified some of them already. I think that in the near future we will be ready to make this information public,” said the president.

“If they had blown up even one house, then our protesters in Minsk, who were so much concerned about police violence, would have understood a lot. Big thanks to the KGB and the police. They together neutralized those figures. Frankly speaking, we suspect some groups, but we are not yet sure that we have identified them all. Actually we cannot know them because it is not a problem to send people with weapons, ammunition and explosives here, just like to any other country,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The head of state stressed that the actions of the authorities were primarily aimed at protecting the country. “In no way can we let our guard down yet. People will never forgive us for our carelessness. The fact that we acted harshly, defending our country, has already been understood by many. Everyone else will understand it soon. Don't blame me for defending my country. Those are my constitutional duties. I will defend it, whatever it costs me,” the Belarusian leader said.

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