MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – The West is masterminding a violent scenario to overthrow the government in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with participants of the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services in Minsk on 1 June, BelTA has learned.
“As far as Belarus is concerned, Poland, Lithuania and, unfortunately, Ukraine provide a training ground for members of illegal armed groups; these countries are trying to create dormant extremist cells in our country. We have fresh evidence of this,” the president noted.
The head of state recalled the recent joint operations with Russia, that resulted in the seizure of explosives and hence the prevention of terrorist attacks in Belarus. “This fact shows that they won't leave us alone,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko. “Militants are being trained in Ukraine; they are honing their skills on the frontline. Some of self-exiled Belarusians die there. Such units are being trained in Poland, Lithuania and Czechia to be sent to Belarus at the right moment. And this is no longer 2020, when girls went to rallies wearing short white skirts and holding flowers. People are ready to come here with weapons. Therefore, we have to pay a lot of attention to protecting our borders,” the head of state remarked.
The president noted that it is no longer enough for the self-exiled opposition to make statements for the media to get funding from Western curators. Now they demand decisive action. In other words, money in exchange for terrorist attacks, an armed fight. “Pay attention to this. This pertains to all our states,” the president of Belarus warned.
“In other words, they are preparing a violent scenario to topple the government. We see this. We will not allow this to happen,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “You are well aware that you are also facing these threats to some extent. Do not allow provocations and pressure. Any actions and decisions of the CIS states that do not meet the expectations of the West can become a pretext for accusations and sanctions. Your role in such a situation is becoming much more important,” the president said.
The CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services is one of the platforms for developing a response to such a hostile policy. “I am sure that today's meeting will also be effective and you will make specific decisions to counter the challenges that I have outlined. I am absolutely sure that only by joining efforts will we be able to resist this aggressive attack and cope with all threats. Today we are able to do this, and we need to keep it up,” the Belarusian leader stressed.