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Lukashenko hosts meeting to discuss Victory Day celebrations, epidemiological situation

MINSK (BelTA) – Events to celebrate Victory Day and the current epidemiological situation in the country were discussed at a government meeting hosted by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 3 May, BelTA has learned.

“As we have agreed with you before, our today's meeting will be focused on two main issues. We will discuss the events to celebrate Victory Day which have been planned before. We will discuss the issues related to this topic, and the corresponding decision will be taken then. The second item on the agenda of today's meeting is the health of our people and the current situation in the country,” the head of state said.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the action plan for Victory Day celebrations was presented long ago. “We are still standing by this plan. Moreover, a closer look was given to the events in connection with the planned NATO exercises near our borders. In my opinion, we have not allowed even the slightest deviation from the plan we have outlined in response to the NATO events near our borders. We did, however, make a little adjustment after NATO canceled its large-scale events,” the president said.

In his words, some troops are currently on the training area, continuing their exercises. “However, most of the troops have returned to the barracks, their permanent posts,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.