TOLOCHIN DISTRICT, 11 November (BelTA) – If things are normal in the Belarusian economy, no wars will befall the country. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during a plenary session of the national workshop on restoring and using reclaimed lands, BelTA has learned.
Summing up results of the session, Aleksandr Lukashenko explained that he sets tough performance tasks for a reason. “Trust me I have much more information than those, who are present here. Several times more. And I cannot tell you everything. This is why, generally speaking, I always say: firstly, do your jobs. Secondly, economy is our salvation. If everything is normal in our economy, no wars will befall the country, there will be simply none. This is why I sometimes push for very tough performance goals,” he said.
“The lack of discipline and order is something that simply shocks me and enrages me after many years of working as the president. When I see the lack of a system or some slackness,” the head of state stated.
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked he is not in favor of rigid restrictions. In his words, getting the job done is the ultimate goal. “We will reap a disaster otherwise. This is why let's get down to work. There will be no forgiveness for violating our today's agreement. Funding must be provided if we agree on it. There must be no slackness,” the president demanded.
He also drew attention to environmental protection measures. “Let's agree that everyone should keep doing their jobs. Don't forget that once the year is over, we will revisit your cattle loss figures in January or February,” the head of state warned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also had a few remarks about the end of the harvesting campaign. Agricultural enterprises failed to honor all the promises by the specified deadline, he remarked. “It is necessary to decently finish this year,” he stressed.
“It is necessary to accomplish what you and I have agreed on. There is no other way. We will do it. We will finance all the volumes you will calculate. I am in a hurry for another reason, too: if we don't do it, our children and grandchildren will not do it. They stay glued to their phones and think that everything grows there. This is why we have to do it. Nobody can do it but us. As the military say, nobody but us. This is why we simply must do many things because we are closer to the soil, we still understand it, we remember how we milked cows by hand. Today's young people don't understand it. They won't do it. Including due to objective reasons. We didn't get them involved in it,” the head of state remarked.
“If we don't buckle up, we will lose our independence. This is why I ask you: get this work done,” the Belarusian leader concluded.