MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the spread of fake news in certain mass media and on the Internet at the meeting with the senior officials of the Council of Ministers on 22 October, BelTA has learned.
“We need to address many issues. These issue will be brought to you from different sides. I have already said that we have enough scoundrels, I cannot call them differently,” the head of state said. “99.8% of the information they are spreading is fake news. However, there is certain information that we must pay attention to. Therefore, this monitoring in underway. Besides, we also analyze it during off-site events.”
“Of course, I do not want to enumerate those fakes, but the State Control Committee checked a few thing during the night and in the morning. You can be really astonished by some things. They will write that dozens and hundreds of people are dying in hospitals, that we do not have enough oxygen, medications, treatment, and other things. I can say that 99.8% of this information is fake. But everybody should understand that any information is scrutinized,” the Belarusian leader said.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, executive discipline is very important for civil servants in the current situation. “Figuratively speaking, a war is going on. Executive discipline is very important in this difficult situation,” he said. “I want to warn you once again. If we reach an agreement on something and make a decision, you must fulfill it. This is the main thing today. This is the issue of our survival. Otherwise, we will be destroyed. Even if they do not eat us, they will chew and spit us out.”