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21 March 2023, 10:35

Lukashenko hosts meeting with security, military officials

MINSK, 21 March (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is hosting a large meeting with security, defense and law enforcement officials of the country on 21 March, BelTA has learned.

Attending the meeting are representatives and management of the prosecutor's office, the Financial Investigation Department of the State Control Committee, the Investigative Committee, the KGB, the Internal Affairs Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry, the State Border Committee, the State Customs Committee, the State Forensic Examination Committee, courts of general jurisdiction and heads of regions.

Plans to hold the event were discussed at the meeting between the head of state with Prosecutor General Andrei Shved in early February 2023.

“Let us gather the entire power bloc to discuss the results of the previous year. We will talk about the tasks we have. I think we will get together here, in the Palace of Independence, in the largest hall, and have a frank discussion about the tasks and shortcomings. Most importantly, the shortcomings of the security bloc, including the army,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting on 6 February.

The head of state stressed that it was necessary to talk about the shortcomings in each law enforcement agency at such large meetings. “It is our shortcoming that we do not talk about the problems of the army, prosecutor's office, investigation bodies, Internal Affairs Ministry, and KGB at such large-scale meetings. After all, these are people who perform similar important tasks. The Investigative Committee needs to see how the army is doing, for example. The Prosecutor's Office is, of course, in constant contact with the corresponding services. We need to discuss these issues. We will hear out both the achievements and shortcomings there,” the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed the prosecutor's general and the head of the Belarus President Administration to prepare such a meeting.

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