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04.01.2021

Lukashenko: A challenging year ahead of Belarus

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Prosecutor General Andrei Shved to receive his report on 4 January, BelTA has learned.

“We planned to talk about certain issues, which we outlined earlier. You have been on this post for four months, which is equivalent to one year given the current Belarusian realities. I think you have your own opinion, have made certain conclusions. I would like to hear from you the assessment of those many cases, which were meant, according to our rivals and opponents, to paralyze the law enforcement system. Nothing got paralyzed. The law enforcement system works as it should,” the president noted.

The head of state noted that over time the situation regarding the fight against crime will be analyzed together with all law enforcement agencies. “Please think over how we do it. We need to carry out this comprehensive analysis and draw appropriate conclusions. We should look at the legislation. Now all countries are improving their laws. For example, the Russian Federation has revised the basic laws to beef up the defense and security of citizens," the president noted.

“As I predicted before the presidential election, the pandemic would be used by major players on the international stage to divide the world. From a purely medical problem, the pandemic has grown into not just an economic problem, but a geopolitical one. This was to be expected as it never was a medical problem. Nevertheless, we need to keep this in mind to stay afloat in the year ahead. 2021 will be a challenging year for Belarus and we need to do our best to stand firm and preserve our sovereignty,” stressed Aleksandr Lukashenko. He added that all the issues that have been planned for discussion during the meeting are related, one way or another, to politics.