MINSK, 7 August (BelTA) – I have never been nervous prior to elections, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon, BelTA has learned.
“I have never been anxious in the run-up to elections. I am not anxious now, either. I will just feel uncomfortable, awkward and uneasy if there are some broils in the streets and we have to take tough action,” the head of state said.
A reminder, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko held a meeting on 6 August to discuss ways to maintain security during the presidential election. He noted that Belarus has enough resources to protect people and emphasized that the state will not allow destabilization of the situation. “Some keep urging people to take to the streets on 9 and 10 August. God forbid we will make a fire in the center of Minsk and will throw about chars all over Minsk. We cannot let it happen and we will not,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.