SHKLOV, 16 June (BelTA) - Every Belarusian region should be ready to mobilize in a short period of time, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a meeting to discuss area defense at the Shklov District Executive Committee on 16 June, BelTA has learned.
The president emphasized the importance of full readiness of the territorial defense control bodies and rapid mobilization of forces and means. “Local government bodies, the chairmen of district executive committees and oblast executive committees need to learn to be at war. You need to know which facilities you will need to protect," the head of state said. Districts must also ensure rapid mobilization of citizens. "You should know where people are and mobilize them not within five or six months but within 24 hours," the Belarusian leader noted.
The head of state also touched on the issue of vehicle provision during the mobilization. "All enterprises, where vehicles are concentrated in peacetime, should know that they are subject to mobilization," he said.
"In short, at any moment you must be able to raise alarm and mobilize people within three days, to guard those objects that need to be protected,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. "Everyone in the country should be preparing for this after today's meeting. One of the goals of the meeting is to give a signal to each zone (we have seven of them), each district to be ready to mobilize during the period designated by the president."