MINSK, 30 December (BelTA) - ‘Zmagary' living abroad keep inventing new tricks against the Belarusian state, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the Minsk riot police department on 30 December, BelTA has learned.
“Riots, blitzkrieg or color revolutions did not work. That is why, sitting in their warm foreign offices the failed ‘zmagary' continue to invent new tricks against our state, as they say, ‘for the benefit of the Belarusian people'. Those benefits are not visible though. These ‘activists' have their own understanding of politics,” the head of state said.
The president noted that instead of searching for a constructive alternative and an honest and open competition for hearts and minds, they call for street protests. Instead of a meaningful dialogue to overcome existing problems, they try to question the legitimacy of state institutions. They actively call to destroy the property of those who disagree with them, to threaten their children, wives and loved ones. And they call themselves patriots, although they openly seek to ruin the economy, eliminate the existing constitutional order and destroy the country,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
“On the example of our neighbors, we see what the destruction of collective consciousness and historical memory of the nation can lead to, especially among young people, its most active part,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.