MINSK, 14 August (BelTA) - Eleven vehicle-ramming attacks were made on law enforcement officers for the past three days, Belarus' Internal Affairs Minister Yuri Karayev said on the air of the ONT TV channel on 13 August, BelTA has learned.
“For the past three days 11 vehicle-ramming attacks were made on law enforcement officers and soldiers of the interior troops. This is, in fact, attempted murder,” the minister said.
In his view, such acts were carried out to escalate the violence in order to breed hatred.
Yuri Karayev informed that more than 50 police officers were injured. Of these, 10 were hit by cars. “Other injuries were burns from pyrotechnics, twisted joints. These are serious injuries. These guys, the soldiers of the internal troops also have parents. The riot policemen also have parents, children, wives. What is it like for them?” he asked a question.
The minister also spoke out against bullying of law enforcement officers and their families, including on the internet.