MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave his take on the idea to block YouTube and foreign social networks in the country as he hosted a meeting to discuss the state of things in mass media on 25 March, BelTA has learned.
"Of course, theoretically we could block major outlets such as YouTube, some social networks as Russia did it or we could put up a ‘golden shield' as in China. Anytime. But I before we take a step, let's weigh all pros and cons of what will come out of it. If what they are doing there is harmful or will be even more harmful in the future, then let's take this decision. If it has not yet come to this, let's wait and see. Let's not rush," the president said.
When making decisions, it is always necessary to tread carefully so as not to be sorry later, the president noted. "We need to make informed decisions, develop our own resources. We know how to do it," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “I think we need to develop our resources, including together with the Russians.”