Military and special ranks conferred on heads of power-wielding bodies

    President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko made a decision to confer military and special ranks on the heads of power-wielding bodies on 7 May.

    The major general’s should boards were conferred on Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov and Chairman of the State Security Committee Valery Vakulchik.

    The shoulder boards of the major general of police were bestowed upon Interior Minister Igor Shunevich. Emergencies Minister Vladimir Vashchenko was given the special rank of the major general of interior service.

    Prosecutor General of Belarus Alexander Konyuk became the state councilor of justice 1st class.