MINSK, 30 July (BelTA) – Attempts to destabilize the Belarusian society, to break the state system do not stop, Igor Sergeyenko, head of the Belarus president Administration, said during the meeting of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko with senior local government officials to discuss topical social and political issues in Minsk on 30 July, BelTA has learned.
“Today's meeting has brought together mainly the heads of local authorities, on the quality of whose work directly depends the situation in the regions and therefore in the country as a whole. Over the past year, under the leadership of the president, we managed to keep the country intact, to withstand the pressure of a powerful coordinated attack. Law enforcement agencies, the government took adequate response measures, which made it possible to stabilize the social and political situation in the country," Igor Sergeyenko said.
According to him, a balanced social and economic program, active awareness raising campaign at enterprises, large-scale national and regional events such Belarusian People's Congress, the Victory Day and Independence Day celebrations, rallies and youth forums in support of the authorities, measures to preserve historical heritage and the the Day of People's Unity have had a generally positive impact on the society and formed a positive information agenda.
"We clearly understand, however, that attempts to destabilize our society and break the state system do not stop. They are acquiring new forms, which we have not encountered yet or have encountered on a much smaller scale. In fact, an open hybrid war, an undeclared but no less dangerous, has been unleashed against Belarus. They continue bombarding us with flows of disinformation, outright lies on the internet, trying to undermine us from inside by imposing false values and attitudes, encouraging us to betray our country. Let us frankly say that the last twelve months were kind of a test for the government and the state. We passed the test and proved our commitment to the political course of the country. There were, however, also those who chose the position of destructive forces, seeking to impose a so-called democratic chaos on our country. A proper assessment was given to all such facts. Unfortunately, we had to part with those executives who, due to political immaturity, let things slides,” said Igor Sergeyenko.
He stressed that people with unstable political views have no place in the government. “The analysis shows that not all local government officials have a clear understanding of what is going on. Someone feels self-complacent, someone keeps silent or postpones solving the pressing issues of the people. Meanwhile this is the priority in the daily activities of the government. Given all these, it is very important for local government officials who have gathered in this hall to hear the assessment of the current situation, to receive first-priority instructions on the main areas of work,” he said.