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06 April 2023, 16:20

Lukashenko unveils details of Belarus-Russia operation to detain terrorist

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MOSCOW, 6 April (BelTA) – At the meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State in Moscow on 6 April Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko disclosed some details of a Belarus-Russia operation to detain a terrorist, BelTA has learned.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus and Russia have created an effective defense and security system that includes a regional group of forces and a unified air defense system. The measures to strengthen border security helped significantly increase the level of protection of the Union State from international terrorism, uncontrolled migration, arms and ammunition smuggling, drug trafficking, and illegal economic activity.

“Yesterday I told the president [of Russia] that a great amount of weapons from Ukraine is flooding into Russia as well as into Belarus through Russia. Our border with Ukraine is sealed. Weapons went through Bryansk Oblast and other regions. Together with Alexander Vasilievich Bortnikov [Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia] we have completed the operation today. We will inform the public about it in the near future. You know, we detained this terrorist who entered the territory of Belarus and was heading to another country through Russia,” the head of state said.

According to the president, the KGB and the FSB carried out a joint operation. “We have tracked down the whole network. The Russians are finishing their part of the work here, in Russia, and are working on some other things. So they won't leave us alone. There are caches - in Belarus and in Russia – containing weapons and explosives. They come and take it. That was how it happened in St. Petersburg [the explosion in a café that killed blogger and war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky]. Most likely, no one transports ammunition and explosives in their pockets across the border. There are caches here. And we have detected several of them in our country. Therefore, we discussed these matters in great detail yesterday. I think we will pull through,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.

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