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20 November 2021, 21:54

Press secretary: Lukashenko closely monitors the situation at the border

MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko constantly closely follows the situation with refugees at the border. Press Secretary of the Belarus President Natalya Eismont made the statement in a recent broadcast hosted by the YouTube channel of Igor Tur, a political analyst of the Belarusian TV channel ONT, BelTA has learned.

The host wondered how the refugee crisis and the situation around it had affected the presidential schedule and whether one can say that attention is paid to the situation every hour 24/7.

The press secretary said: “As for the situation at the border, the president gets reports all the time, he keeps all of it under control. The chairman of the State Border Committee, law enforcement and security agencies, the defense minister, the oblast governor, who is constantly in communication with the president. You've said it right – 24/7. But it is 24/7 as usual.”

Natalya Eismont drew attention to the fact that Aleksandr Lukashenko constantly takes care of a number of other important matters. On the whole, the president's schedule is put together taking into account emerging challenges, tactics, and strategic matters. “The president is on the screen every day for our viewers. They see his agenda. It is not done in order for them to keep remembering the president. It is not for PR. It is truly a report of the president and his subordinates to the nation,” the press secretary stressed.

“The border is not the only issue on the agenda. The other day the president identified the four main areas that we have to work on and pay attention to. The situation at the border is the top one. Then there is the pandemic. And then there are the sanctions. I don't have to explain how important this issue is. And then there is the harvesting campaign,” Natalya Eismont said.

For instance, the head of state gets reports on the pandemic and the epidemic situation every day. “We already have slightly more than 50% of the peak number now. Let's talk about it and let's not forget about it due to problems at the border,” the press secretary said.

As for the harvesting campaign, all in all, it is over, the country is well-supplied with food and will be able to export about $6 billion worth of products.

Work on the matter of the sanctions is also done every day. “Both by the president and by the government. A great deal of attention is paid to it. They help our enterprises,” Natalya Eismont pointed out.

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