LOGOISK DISTRICT, 22 March (BelTA) – The 2024 political campaign will go well if Belarusians remain level-headed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporter on 22 March, BelTA informs.
The head of state was asked about the political campaign that is scheduled for next year and about the public sentiments about it. “If we stay grounded, everything will be fine,” Aleksandr Lukashenko replied.
According to the president, the beginning of next year will not be easy because of the election campaigns. Yet, the good thing is that they will not overlap with other large-scale events, such as spring sowing. “Therefore, we will handle this. But, of course, we should not lower our guard. In fact, those bastards who fled, several hundreds of them who are the most active, will have to show to their sponsors that they can do more than just write posts on Telegram channels. And they have one goal - war. I have warned you. They have tried this and that: rebellion, color revolutions, media warfare (it still continues). The only remaining tool that they will want to try is to take up arms and fight. So they are trying to show their worth. They are preparing. We know this, we know them by their names,” the head of state noted.
In particular, such persons are being trained to destabilize the situation in Belarus by units of Belarusian self-exiled opposition who are participating in hostilities in Ukraine. “We know what they are up to, how they are preparing. They have recently stepped up their activities. If they are not given money now, their days are numbered. That is why they are trying to show that they can do something, and all this is happening in the build-up to the elections. “In February 2024 we will have the parliamentary elections, the elections to the Councils of Deputies at all levels on the single voting day. It will be followed by the elections of delegates to the Belarusian People's Congress. After that we will proceed to the presidential election. We are responsible for public security. And the rest is on you. People will make a decision, as they always do. If you decide that you need a different life, go ahead and give it a try,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. The president is convinced that the recent developments prompted Belarusians to look at many things differently. The head of state noted that Belarus has maintained peace and tranquility and this should be appreciated. “I don't want it to be like it is in Ukraine today. I have children, many of you have children. I would like children to have a normal life,” the president said.