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01 June 2023, 10:43

Lukashenko meets with chiefs of special services of CIS member states

MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with participants of the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services in Minsk on 1 June, BelTA has learned.

"This is not the first time I have met with specialists, leaders both within the framework of the CSTO, and the EAEU, and so on. On the eve of any event, you think about the main things. The main thing is that all CIS member states take the council very seriously. The fact that all the heads of security agencies have arrived in Belarus shows that you see what is happening around our borders, and you understand what can happen," the president said.

The head of state noted that politicians and economists in the CIS countries could sometimes disagree in their views, but the special services have always been in close contact. "We must act in this vein now," he said.

"After the special military operation began in Ukraine and after they began to impose large-scale sanctions against Belarus and Russia, some people in our countries began to hesitate. This is probably natural. Very turbulent events happened instantly, and it takes some time to assess the situation," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “But the special services have always kept in touch. They act calmly, quietly, imperceptibly, as befits special services. The West knows little about these contacts, so it is not that furious and makes fewer attacks on you, our allies. Meanwhile, we and Russia are at the epicenter of these turbulent events.”

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