MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – The Belarusian police are ready to face any challenges and threats, Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov told journalists as he spoke about the police's preparedness for possible protests in the spring, BelTA has learned.
“The Belarusian police have already demonstrated their readiness for any challenges and threats,” Ivan Kubrakov said. “I would like to point out that most of the work of the police and internal affairs bodies is not evident. Crimes are not solved easily – this is the result of hard day-to-day work. We also use proactive policing practices to reduce crime,” he added.
“We know the identities of people who call for protests. Do you remember when some people tried to call people to the streets to create chaos during the Belarusian People's Congress? We identified, detained, and brought all of them to responsibility in a due manner,” Ivan Kubrakov said.
On 4 March, Ivan Kubrakov took part in a solemn ceremony to lay wreaths at the monument to military and police officers killed on duty.