MINSK, 6 August (BelTA) – There are no oligarchs in Belarus and there will be none as long as the current president is in the office. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement in an interview with the Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian leader stated: “There are no oligarchs in Belarus and there will be none as long as I am the president. The government structure must be separate from business. We have a very strict system in place for fighting corruption, a harsh system.”
“This is why there can be no oligarchs. They [representatives of large private companies] are as equally close to power as they are equally far from it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.