MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Ideological bombs were planted in all former Soviet republics, and now we see them detonate, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered his annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 31 March, BelTA has learned.
“Recall how all major conflicts of recent decades began. With the unwavering determination of the West to subjugate the whole world. And not even the West, but one country. With the transition of self-sufficient, sometimes very strong, truly independent states under external control. Like a virus, it penetrated the political landscape of a country either through the incumbent government or through the opposition. As a rule, it was done through the elites bogged in rampant corruption, because those who have something to lose, who have a hefty bank account abroad, will serve anyone and in any possible way,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
It also happened that entire nations found themselves under external control after being drugged by the ideas of creating ‘a new country', ‘a new order', ‘a new perfect society',” the head of state stressed. “You have heard all these clichéd slogans more than once. Such ideological bombs were planted in all the former Soviet republics. And now we see them detonate. First, a country is exposed to a soft cultural expansion, soft power, and then it finds itself under the boot of a foreign mercenary,” said the president.