MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – The collective West seeks to change the government in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he made personnel decisions in the state security system on 18 October, BelTA informs.
“I want to emphasize that the situation remains tense, and we should not be complacent. You know better than anybody that the failed coup attempt did not change the plans of the opponents. The collective West continues to interfere in the domestic affairs of the country. They seek to change the government, and, what is the most dangerous thing for us, to destroy the independence of our state. We must remember that. All of us and especially you must realize and feel it every day, every hour,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated.
“They use sanctions, finance protests, extremism, terrorism. Militants are selected and trained. We not only know it, we work with it,” the Belarusian leader said.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, in modern conditions KGB workers need to maintain stable social and political environment, protect the country from external destructive pressure.
“The main objectives for you are to step up the fight against terrorism and extremism, to prevent anti-constitutional violations. The control over the situation at enterprises and government bodies is of paramount importance. Corresponding institutions have been established for that,” the head of state said.
Addressing the officers and generals attending the meeting, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the Belarusian security service has made an important contribution to the protection of the country and people from large-scale external and internal threats.