Meeting with representatives of Belarusian state security bodies
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about the situation around and inside Belarus and gave a strong approval of the actions of the special services to respond to emerging challenges as he met with representatives of the Belarusian state security bodies on 15 March.
“I have invited you today for a serious man-to-man talk (I have recently had one with the Defense Ministry officials). I hope today’s meeting will be effective,” the head of state said.
“The situation around and inside Belarus is just the tip of the iceberg. You know the depth and the underside of all means and methods of pressure on us. These include coup d'etat attempts, organization of terrorist acts, actions to intimidate the population, aggressive information warfare, and also attempts to destroy the economy. In short, it is a hybrid war. It is precisely such wars that will wage in all parts of our planet, if they decide to do so. The end point of such a hybrid war is military aggression. Fortunately, we have not come to that yet,” Aleksandr Lukashenko told the participants of the meeting.
The head of state stressed that the security services understand the urgency of the situation like no one else. The plans to commit violent extremist acts against representatives of the state media, judges, MPs, law enforcement officers and members of their families uncovered by the KGB also speak eloquently about it. In 2021 Belarus’ state security bodies in cooperation with other state agencies prevented 11 attempts to commit terrorist acts organized and financed from the territory of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, the United States and Germany. "This is what we know and what we can make public...", Aleksandr Lukashenko explained.
"Thanks to the efforts of special services, including those officers in attendance here today, the activities of the network of so-called sleeper cells of the Rabochy Rukh project, supervised by the US and Lithuanian special services, have been documented and suppressed. This extremist unit planned sabotage preparations with the death of people at the facilities of the Orsha and Minsk railway junctions, at Grodno Azot, Gomselmash, Naftan, and BMZ. To adjust the Western sanctions policy, they collected closed data on mechanisms to counter economic restrictions through a network of informants," the Belarusian President noted.