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25 April 2024, 16:36

Lukashenko calls on people to support fight against threats of terrorism, extremism

MINSK, 25 April (BelTA) – Belarusian President and Chairman of the 7th Belarusian People’s Congress Aleksandr Lukashenko appealed to the public for support in the fight against the threats of terrorism and extremism from the rostrum of the Belarusian People’s Congress on 25 April, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed people living in cities and villages of Belarus: “Look around you, contact us if anything. We have so far managed to counter the things that the chairman of the committee [KGB Chairman Ivan Tertel] spoke about. Believe me, we allocate colossal human resources for this, including the police, security officers, partly the military... We are devoting enormous resources to contain them, especially saboteurs who are transferred across our border,” the head of state noted.

The president emphasized that counterintelligence officers and the police manage to detect and neutralize saboteurs in a timely manner. “But just think of it, these are hundreds [of kilograms] of explosives, not even TNT, but plastid,” he noted.

It is impossible to combat all of this; thus, we need people, ordinary citizens, to help us fight this evil, Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked. “We have carried out many operations thanks to the support of people, they have assisted us. They spotted someone somewhere, reported them, and we quickly found these scoundrels,” said the head of state.

Attempts to destabilize the situation in Belarus will persist, because the self-exiled opposition is being deliberately pushed to do this. According to the president, they left the country thinking that they would roll in clover abroad: “Most of those who fled were well-to-do people. They had a good job here. And there... They had to consider taking up blue-collar jobs, like washing dishes. Not everyone got a job. What would they do? Very soon intelligence services [of foreign states] suggested: “Take a gun, get trained, penetrate into Belarus, Russia and blow things up. We’ll give you money for this.” The same way they finance media warfare and psyops, especially against the president and members of the security forces.

“But the main thing is the armed struggle,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. For example, plans are being made to seize some small settlement in Belarus, and in this regard Kobrin District is often mentioned.

“They [Western masters] do not want to fight or intervene. They will send ‘democratic forces’ that will ‘liberate Belarus from dictatorship’. There is nothing left of ‘democracy’ there, these are traitors and mobsters. They will be followed by NATO troops. We understand this very well,” the president said.

According to him, such units as the Belarusian Volunteer Corps, the Kalinovsky Regiment and other formations are put together abroad in order to carry out such tasks.

In this regard, the head of state mentioned the attack on Belgorod Oblast of Russia. Some argue that it was carried out not by Ukrainian forces, but by the Russian Volunteer Corps together with fighters of the Belarusian Volunteer Corps.

“They fail to mention the fact that thousands of well-trained saboteurs and fighters of assault units from the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine were involved. It is true, there were Belarusian volunteers, Chechens, Georgians and many other mercenaries. But the overwhelming majority were Ukraine’s trained military personnel,” the president said. “But they deny their involvement saying that those were people who went there to liberate Russia from Putin, or Belarus from Lukashenko,” the president added.

The head of state noted that similar tactics were used during the Great Patriotic War, when fascists used representatives of various ethnicities to commit terrible crimes and carry out punitive operations on the Belarusian land. “Our ‘volunteers’ will do (at least start doing) the dirty work. And then, it will be impossible to figure out who did what,” the president noted.

Aleksandr Lukashenko urged to strengthen information security in the country: “Pay attention to cyber attacks. They [those who carry out such attacks] succeed in many of their endeavors because of our carelessness and negligence in working with various types of systems, computers, etc. Some people don’t even change passwords on their networks and computers for two or three years. Criminal liability should be introduced for this. And someone will be held accountable. If they don’t know how to use computers, they should switch to paper.”
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