MINSK, 11 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed Yuri Karayev internal affairs minister, BelTA informs.
Previously Yuri Karayev worked as deputy internal affairs minister – commander of internal forces.
Yuri Karayev told reporters after the meeting with the head of state that he is well aware of the peculiarities of work in law enforcement and that he is going to focus on enhancing discipline in the agency, promoting fair attitude to all categories of citizens. “All our people are protected by the law. Police should give them protection. They should have no fear and hope that we will help and treat them fairly,” Yuri Karayev said.
BelTA reported earlier that former internal affairs minister Igor Shunevich offered his resignation to the head of state, and it was approved.