MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Law enforcement agencies and state administration agencies should work in a systemic and thoughtful manner. 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.
During the government conference Belarusian Internal Affairs Minister Ivan Kubrakov described the current situation in the country. He drew attention to the fight of extremism crimes, including terrorist attacks against railway infrastructure. “The Internal Affairs Ministry has enabled prompt response to the changed situation,” Ivan Kubrakov said. “So-called conventional preventive measures were unable to prevent these crimes. Tough arrests of the criminals had a rather effective and sobering effect. After the strong stand of law enforcement agencies was conveyed via mass media, the number of calls for and attempts to take such illegal actions dropped to a minimal level.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that despite the positive trends one must not be self-complacent or even more so delude oneself. “I want you to understand that these conversations with me about ‘our heroic fight' will not fly as people say,” the head of state warned.
“Did you forget what happened in 2020? Or are three fourths of those present here happy about what happened in 2020 and want a repeat of the past? Remember it won't happen. I have enough forces and assets and the guys, who will stand with me, and we will decapitate anyone, who wants to disrupt peace and quiet in our country,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. “Does anyone want to fight a war the way it is happening in Ukraine? The road to that is paved with lack of effort, red-tape practices, and failures to take measures. You probably know little of what happens as a result of a modern war. While I am deeply immersed in this war and see what is going on. It is better to stay away from a war. We'd better off without a war happening here, in our land.”
The head of state also believes that law enforcement agencies should work harder in other areas, too. For instance, the loss of cattle in agricultural enterprises is still a massive problem. In his words, police takes too few measures to rule out criminal schemes. “A crime after crime,” he noted. “We will not solve it without police.”
“I've gathered you for the first conference of the kind for a reason. Responsibility after this conference will be fierce. We will enhance the role of the prosecution service and all the other agencies. Systemic and thoughtful work on a daily basis is needed,” Aleksandr Lukashenko demanded.