MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – One must not be self-complacent in the current complicated situation despite certain accomplishments. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the government conference held on 19 April to discuss the enforcement of law and order, BelTA has learned.
Chairman of the State Security Committee Ivan Tertel presented a report during the meeting. In response to his speech Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that instead of information about past victories he would like to talk about the future and about emerging trends.
“What about tomorrow? Is there any self-complacency in the central government and other government agencies? What about oblast governors? They might be getting covered with ooze over there already… For instance, [Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir] Karanik may get covered with ooze. What are we going to do then? What is happening in our worker collectives?” the head of state wondered. “This is important, Ivan Stanislavovich [Tertel]. Don't relax. We have to hold on to the country.”
“I think as a result of today's tough conversation after the conference you will gather up in your agencies (those in the government – oblast governors, ministers and prosecutors will talk to their subordinates) and will think about how we will live from now on. Don't be self-complacent. We will not be allowed to do it and we will be once again unprepared. I cannot let that happen as the president,” Aleksandr Lukashenko summarized.