MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) – The government will keep supporting the military, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with senior officials and the staff of the national security system agencies while inspecting Military Unit No. 3214 of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on 28 July, BelTA has learned.
“I will not dwell on housing provision, money and so on. If economic performance does not deteriorate, our living standards will not deteriorate, either. I will not promise you any helicopter money, because if I do so, we will have to distribute it from the helicopter. We have no helicopter money. However, we will try our best to support you, to provide you with decent salaries,” the head of state said.
“Big families and the military will have a priority need for accommodation in the next five-year period. We will do everything so that your living standards will not deteriorate,” the head of state said.
The president noted that this meeting is important for him. “I would like to see how our military live. Actually, the president has long maintained close contacts with this unit,” he added.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said that when he settled in Drozdy, he, a person from the countryside, saw many abandoned places, so he invited the military from this unit to plant a garden. “Year after year your guys came and reaped the harvest there. Our contacts have such a human touch,” the president noted.