MINSK, 4 October (BelTA) – Head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed to inform the general public in Belarus about the developing military-political situation, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told the media after the meeting hosted by President Aleksandr Lukashenko to discuss the country's military security in Minsk on 4 October, BelTA has learned.
The state secretary noted that such meetings are held on a systematic basis, since Aleksandr Lukashenko keeps an eye on the situation that is developing today around Belarus.
"The military-political situation is trending towards escalation. The head of state keeps tabs on these issues. He regularly inquires first, how the military assess this situation, what measures we are developing, what strategic deterrence measures we consider, and what we envisage to defend our country, population, national interests," Aleksandr Volfovich noted.
According to him, the president set the task to bring information about the developing situation to the general public. "The people of Belarus should understand what is happening today and why such measures are being taken, and what threats are emanating. The president instructed us to inform the population of Belarus about the real military-political situation. The Belarusian people need to understand the situation and see what is being done today in Belarus to protect them,” the state secretary of the Security Council said.
In his words, an information war has long been unleashed against Belarus, with fake news used as one of its major tools. They use fake news to encourage the society to certain actions in order to undermine the peaceful situation in the state.
One of the recently most discussed topics was the topic of mobilization against the background of the corresponding events in Russia. “The president put it clearly that there are no mobilization plans in Belarus. A set of mobilization measures is not something new. It has been taken throughout the existence of the Armed Forces of sovereign Belarus. This is a usual set of training activities which help prepare the country's military reserve,” Aleksandr Volfovich stressed.
He recalled the truth that wars are won not by armies, but by people. “People must always be ready to defend their country. That is why the Armed Forces and other security agencies conduct such monthly mobilization training camps. Military reservists refresh their skills. This is a usual practice,” the state secretary of the Security Council said.