BREST OBLAST, 21 October (BelTA) - Belarus ensures its security and does not plan to close its borders, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media at the Obuz-Lesnovsky training ground in Brest Oblast on 21 October, BelTA has learned.
The president was asked whether the movement across the Belarusian border should be restricted amid the ongoing counter-terrorist measures. After all, the country has introduced free-visa entry for its neighbors, and every day Belarus admits people from Ukraine. “It is necessary to help people, but where is the guarantee that among thousands of refugees there will not be a terrorist?” they asked.
“I will put it simple: no one can give such guarantees. The world is very open and interdependent. If terrorists plan to attack us, they will not do it openly: they have defined their ways long ago. Yes, of course, they can get lost in the crowd, but it is very risky and dangerous, they have enough other ways. The security services know that. So far, we have coped with that, and we will try to do so in the future,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The president recalled that law enforcers recently neutralized a gang of terrorists. “And this is not the whole story. They are going to commit crimes on the territory of our country. What more is needed to prove that they will not let us live in peace? We can close entry, we can put bans. However, we do work at the border crossing points well. Modern means of control help us do our job properly,” said the head of state.
“We also have enough scoundrels inside the country, who are ready to commit crimes for $500 today, and you have seen it. The world is such that you do not know where to expect bad things to come from. I think that everyone of us just need to doing our job,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.