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20 February 2024, 14:09

Lukashenko calls to continue improving national anti-terrorism response system 

 MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – It is important we continue improving the anti-terrorism response system in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a large meeting with the senior staff of the national security agencies in Minsk on 20 February, BelTA has learned. 

"Our self-exiled opposition and their handlers from the special services are looking for people t recruit for terrorist attacks and sabotage. There are enough facts. It is good that the terrorists have been identified and detained. But the question arises: if our border is locked, how were these militants able to deliver weapons and organize arms dumps?” the president asked. "The issue requires a detailed analysis to prevent such cases in the future."

The head of state noted that he had instructed to check the facilities of the Defense Ministry, the State Border Committee, the KGB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, civilian critical infrastructure. "The anti-sabotage system has been created to ensure the protection of these facilities," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to him, countering drone flights over protected areas remains important. "Personnel should be trained to repel such attacks with the use of small arms, means of suppression, search and detention of operators," the president said. 

The head of state set the task for the State Security Committee to continue improving the anti-terrorism response system. "Everything should work like clockwork. It is important to practice all actions until they are second nature," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
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