MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Changes should benefit the country, should make it stronger instead of destroying it. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement in his address to the nation and the parliament on 4 August, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Efforts to make changes should be guided by interests of people and the production sector. Changes should benefit the country, should make it stronger instead of destroying it. The Belarusian way of reformation is all about patient and thoughtful perfection of the manufacturing sector that has been created in our country and relies on our own raw materials, science, and competences. One should focus on what one knows how to do, first and foremost.”
The Belarusian leader stressed that the appeal of alternative presidential candidates to implement changes by returning to the wild 1990s and by reviving the Constitution of 1994 is a gift to criminals and criminal business. “This is why the return to the wild 1990s is out of the question. It is a blurred condition for implementing the reforms our alternative candidates keep blabbering about. By returning the Constitution of 1994, we will revive power vacuum, we will depersonalize the responsibility of personnel. Those who stand behind these promises need chaos in the country in order to split and grab the state assets, state enterprises, and privatize them. They want to introduce private land ownership and deprive the nation of what it has always relied on and will rely on,” the president noted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko added that reforms are not a campaign, but a process that can be difficult and painful at times. “There is a curse ‘May you live in interesting times'. But if we don't implement changes, they will get implemented without us. This is why as we keep our hand on the pulse, we have to notice the society's eagerness for real changes in time and respond to it. The way of destroying everything and building from the ground up is not our way. The Belarusian nation exhausted its tolerance for revolutions and destruction last century,” the Belarusian leader stated.