Posted: 08.06.2023 11:29:00

Lukashenko: CSTO needs common information security agenda

The Collective Security Treaty Organisation needs to develop a common information security agenda – as noted by the President of Belarus during a meeting with the secretaries of the CSTO security councils


In particular, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted, “The information sphere has become a vulnerable element of the international security system.”

The Head of State again turned to the Ukrainian example, “An information-psychological struggle lies ahead. You probably guess who blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant? People say whoever smelt it dealt it. Who was the first to shout about it? However, much less was said about the explosion and the aftermath. This Kakhovka filled the entire information space. It’s clear that the Ukrainian side had to hide these three days of its counteroffensive, where almost two hundred armoured vehicles were destroyed and more than two thousand people died. Thus, everyone’s attention was focused on Kakhovka while no one spoke about the results of the counteroffensive, but everything is seen.”

At the same time, Aleksandr Lukashenko paid tribute to the United States, which took a cautious position, “The US immediately said that it can’t say yet who did it, and it has to figure it out. Think, why would it be so?”

According to the President, Belarus has begun to seriously engage in countering information and psychological operations. A certain experience has been gained, which the Belarusian side is ready to share, “We need to counteract, putting forward our own agenda. The CSTO countries are directly under the target of this pressure and this dangerous information weapon, which all the time creates problems inside us... We need to complete the process and improve the crisis response system. This is the task of our special services and law enforcement agencies. The leadership of the CSTO security councils plays a very important co-ordinating role in this issue.”