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30 May 2023, 13:11

Lukashenko demands improvements in border service

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MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) – It is necessary to improve the operation of the border troops, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he appointed Head of the Grodno Border Group Konstantin Molostov as Chairman of the State Border Committee on 30 May, BelTA has learned.

According to Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko, Konstantin Molostov has experience of running various units within the State Border Committee and is ready to fulfill the tasks facing the State Border Committee.

“Any flaws?” the head of state asked on the first place. “Everything looks fine, everything looks perfect. An impeccable person. Why then didn't he get a promotion for so long? If there is something wrong about him, I want to know. Otherwise, it will be like in healthcare: there are a lot of problems behind a nice facade,” he said.

“As far as his weak sides are concerned, he lacks the experience of working in the central office,” said State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich. “Thus, he is jumping over the position of deputy chairman of the State Border Committee. Yet, I believe that his experience and education will help him to quickly settle in,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.

Konstantin Molostov worked his way up the career ladder from an ordinary border guard and head of a border outpost to the head of a border group.

“A true border guard. What does the central office have to do with it? We need border guards on the so-called green border,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

The head of state noted that the border troops get special attention not because the president once served there. Although, it also plays a role. “I served as an ordinary border guard, in other words, I know what a border is. Therefore, if I arrive at the border, you won't be able to deceive me by showing a nice facade: I know exactly what to inspect, I know the types of border patrols and how they operate,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

“The border troops have been working very hard lately. You know it well. They had to work a lot with these illegal immigrants; murdered migrants are still dumped across the border by Poles and Lithuanians. God will deal with them. These are their problems, not ours. I believe that there is still room for improvement in the border service. We must recall the best practices of the Soviet Union and adapt them to the current situation,” the president emphasized.

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