MINSK, 13 October (BelTA) - We have serious doubts about the professionalism of foreign special services, Chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB) Ivan Tertel said at a briefing on ongoing military and political developments in Belarus and abroad for employees of the Belarusian potash producer Belaruskali on 13 October, BelTA has learned.
Ivan Tertel noted that people should know what is happening around Belarus. Therefore such meetings are held throughout the country.
"This communication finds a response. I see this. People ask questions that we do our best to answer," the head of the KGB said, noting the usefulness of such events. "Our people, I think, appreciate the attention on the part of the authorities in clarifying various issues."
The meeting with Belaruskali employees once again touched upon the topic of fake news and misinformation that are spread in the interests of certain Western structures. “They do pursue certain goals. The latest example is the reports with reference to the Ukrainian intelligence saying that Belarus has deployed large groups of forces near the state border, that we have Iranian drones, that we are preparing to strike the territory of Ukraine. These are absolute fake reports. To be honest, I am disappointed with the Ukrainian intelligence and their assessments. If these are really their conclusions, then I have serious doubts about their professionalism," the KGB chairman said.
"As for illegal armed groups, we are keeping an eye. We know them by name, we know their role and place. If we take a look at this category of people in general, we see that there are people who openly work for foreign special services: Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian, unfortunately, American and British. There are people who have just lost their way by trusting the internet too much, but they are gradually coming to their senses. But most of them just make money. As for responsibility for those crimes they are hatching, without a doubt, the punishment will be inevitable," Ivan Tertel stated.