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Lukashenko: People in Belarus should feel safe

MINSK (BelTA) – It is important to ensure a calm and safe life for people, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a meeting to discuss social and political situation in the country on 29 March, BelTA has learned.

“Protesters and fugitives are changing the way they are acting, we see it. I should say that we will never allow a situation when our people would be afraid of going out. We cannot and have no right to let this happen. This pertains, first of all, to the Minsk Hero City,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

In this regard Aleksandr Lukashenko gave a separate instruction to Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova who is also the president's authorized representative for the city of Minsk. “Keep order. We have to work every day, as you did throughout the winter. Therefore, there is a result. Our people are not idiots. They see perfectly well that some people are lining their pockets abroad. It is clear who benefits from these money flows. People do not want to be cannon fodder so that others can cash in on it. They feel that they are encouraged to put themselves on the line, we see that inside the country,” the president said.

“Indeed, it is necessary to crack down on those who take up arms, who bring explosives here or prepare these explosives and try to set them off in garbage containers or fire extinguishers. We will not even talk to them. We will not count to three either. However, there are many people with whom we should talk. It is up to them to decide whether they want to understand and hear us or not. Yet, we should talk to these people,” the head of state said.