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29 September 2020, 12:30

Prime minister: Many are displeased by Belarus' self-dependence

Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko and Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko
Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko and Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko

MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – Many take a dim view of Belarus' self-dependence. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the relevant statement at the plenary session of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia on 29 September, BelTA has learned.

Roman Golovchenko said: “Many do not like Belarus' self-dependence. They've been trying to sway us for years by leveraging various color revolution methods. Belarus has encountered something more than simple pressure but attempts to undermine our society from within.”

In his words, the main battles are now waged in the information space, which has become the fourth combat environment in addition to land, water, and air as far as its degree of influence on the society is concerned.

Roman Golovchenko believes that manipulations of the mass conscience are in progress, fake news that contain blatant lies and provocations are being released. “This is why social cataclysms begin in today's world. As a result millions of people suffer, the political map of the world changes, universally recognized norms of morality and human values pale into insignificance,” he stressed.

According to Roman Golovchenko, young people are primarily the ones that experience information pressure. “Our actions determine to a large degree whether they will accept traditional and creative values or not, whether they will forsake memories of the generations and whether they will be able to find the right bearings in their lives. They will inherit our countries, our Union State of Belarus and Russia, peace, order, and calm, traditions and ideals, dedication to kindness and justice, patriotism and brotherly friendship between Belarusians and Russians. These are fundamental values, on which our past, present, and future rely,” Roman Golovchenko believes.

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