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30 July 2021, 13:25

Lukashenko: No government opponents are allowed in key positions

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MINSK, 30 July (BelTA) – Those, who have openly spoken against the country's policy, cannot be put into key positions. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with government officials on 30 July to discuss urgent issues of the public and political situation, BelTA has learned.

The head of state called for tougher personnel discipline for the sake of ensuring security and order at present. “Frankly speaking, those, who have openly spoken against the country's policy, cannot be put into key positions,” he said. “It is primarily true for the civil service, executive positions in the public sector and at state-owned enterprises, pedagogues, and people, who influence the public opinion due to their publicity. It is inadmissible if someone gets a salary from the state budget, enjoys preferences and a benefits package and yet throws mud at their own country.” Such behavior is also amoral, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.

“We must not lose those, who didn't waver and who openly spoke up in defense of the state in the acute period. You should constantly keep an eye on them for the sake of support. First of all, for such people the workforce reserve in district administrations should become a genuine social and professional ladder upwards,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

He remarked that it is easy to notice such people now. Social networks help with that since they show the truth of everyone. “It is necessary to actively work with public organizations, pick up our organizations. We don't need thousands of them. We don't have to boast that we have thousands of public organizations. There may be hundreds of them but they will be genuine fighters we can rely on,” the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned the organization of territorial defense. He pointed out the role that heads of municipal government agencies play in ensuring the units are fully manned and are combat-ready.

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