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09 February 2024, 18:54

Belarus’ police ready to respond to threats during 2024 elections

MINSK, 9 February (BelTA) – Employees of the police have their finger on the pulse and are ready to protect public order during the ongoing election campaign, Head of the Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Aleksandr Kupchenya told BelTA's The Nation Speaks project. 

“We have learned the lessons of the 2020 election. The 2022 referendum showed that all government bodies, including law enforcement, are ready to maintain public safety and respond to risks, challenges and threats,” said Aleksandr Kupchenya.

According to him, the task for law enforcement is not only to maintain law and order, but also to make sure that certain groups of people will not be able to disrupt the election campaign. “This work has been ongoing since 2020. So today there is no evidence suggesting that any threats may arise during the electoral process,” added Aleksandr Kupchenya.

At the same time, the police stand ready to respond to emergency situations. “We are ready to ensure public order and we keep in close contact with colleagues from other law enforcement agencies, as well as government bodies. We keep our finger on the pulse,” Aleksandr Kupchenya assured. 
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