Concluding the meeting, Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled that an election campaign will soon take place in Belarus. The teaching staff always makes a great contribution to the organisation of elections; in this regard, the Head of State warned that opponents of the government will try to exert pressure.
“Ideological and informational pressure has already begun on us. Recently information appeared that allegedly Lukashenko had built himself a new residence, which would host the Belarusian People’s Congress. I began to think where it was built and who built it. It couldn’t have been built without me. It turns out that a large hospital for government officials was given to Kukharev [under the jurisdiction of the Minsk city authorities], and a small one was built outside the city. There was an old rehabilitation department there, and the Belarus President Property Management Directorate repaired it. We organised a rehabilitation department on the first floor. On the top floor, I instructed to bring together all the charitable foundations that we closed (those taking care of dogs, cats, etc.),” the President said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined, “I have enough places to work. I work here [in the Palace of Independence] and outside the city. My two offices look the same. I do not need anything else.”
The Head of State noted that such fake news stories are needed only to denigrate the authorities.
“There is a rush, they are already choosing the central people who to put pressure on and who to hit. The main thing is to undermine the authorities. Keep in mind that we must convey this to people, we must explain it to them. I am well informed about this: an information attack is already being prepared for everyone who is a patriot in one way or another. Therefore, we will also need to resist this,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
At the same time, the President explained that these attacks are carried out not only by opponents of the authorities who ‘have been rubbed in the ground’, and not only by fugitives. There are other forces behind all this, but they do not do it with their own hands.
“I just want you to understand that they will not leave us alone. We must be ideologically strong. We need to work without looking back and tackle concrete problems that people care about,” the Head of State urged.