MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – We need to do our best to keep the country's industry going, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Industry Minister Piotr Parkhomchik and Vice Premier Yuri Nazarov, who is supervising the sector, on 23 September, BelTA has learned.
“We just do not have the right to decline. We have to keep this level whatever it takes. I know that you have taken a number of decisions in the government to minimize the impact of sanctions on our economy. But take a look at employees at your companies. I have information that there are still a few scoundrels there, and they aim to inform the collective West about how Parkhomchik and Nazarov are trying to bypass sanctions. They, in fact, spy and pass the information there,” said the head of state.
“We have identified a few of them. They will go to jail, and for a long time. That is for sure. But, nevertheless, there are still others. These are not just people who express their civic position. These are people who are consciously harming our economy and our state for the money of the Western secret services. You should draw special attention of the heads of the companies to these facts and monitor these matters yourselves,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.