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30 October 2020, 13:15

Lukashenko: We have nowhere to retreat and we are not going to retreat

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) – Participants of riots and those, who are trying to destabilize the infrastructure of the state, have been given a warning. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with personnel of the Internal Affairs Ministry on 30 October, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've had enough. I outlined red lines nobody is allowed to cross from the very start. They crossed the lines in many places, I've mentioned it. This is why those who disrupt railway signal systems today, those who put up fascist flags on overhead power lines, in other words, those who are trying to destroy and destabilize the infrastructure of the state, must be aware of this: as of today we are going to take no prisoners particularly in people's apartments where they hide. If someone touches a military man (I've already reprimanded the generals), he should leave the place without hands at least. I say it publicly to make everyone understand our further resolve. This is it. We have nowhere to retreat and we are not going to retreat. We are ready and we will act.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that masterminds and participants of riots and unauthorized rallies have already gone through seven or eight stages of a textbook color revolution. They are about to begin the last stages that involve radicalization.

This is why Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that it is necessary to respond “beautifully and without fault”. “We don't live in a vacuum today. It is not the middle of the last century. Time has changed and you see it and know it perfectly well. Only those who have an iron will and patience will win,” he summed up.

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