MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) - Pavel Muraveiko has been appointed First Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the corresponding personnel decision on 10 February, BelTA has learned.
Previously, Pavel Muraveiko served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus - Chief of the Main Operative Department.
Addressing Pavel Muraveiko, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that he would have to exercise serious control over the army: “You know better than anyone what is going on in the troops. You should be unbiased.You are the president's man, and you should look at the army through my eyes. Not just the army. Therefore, they recommended you yesterday, and tomorrow they must understand that you must be an objective person in relation to the Armed Forces."
The president also spoke about the current military agenda. He is convinced that there will be no hot war. Nevertheless, people need to be informed about the development of the situation to make sure “we are not reproached later, should something happen. When analyzing my steps and actions, I often think that we talk much about this? On the other hand, how can we not, if the situation around is so strained?" he said.