Posted: 15.12.2021 10:00:00

Lukashenko on defending the country’s interests

President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined the importance of the development and efficient functioning of the economy and the social sphere, since they guarantee stability in the country, as he met with senior officials of the Mogilev Region, BelTA reports


“You should keep an eye on the economy and enterprises. And of course, Mogilevkhimvolokno and Belshina [one of the largest enterprises in the region – BelTA’s remark]. If they fail, we have nothing to replace them with. However, this does not mean that they should not work,” noted the Head of State.

He also added that there is no need to refer to sanctions, “You understand well where these sanctions come from and why these sanctions are. If there are no sanctions, all the same it will not be easier for it [in this case it was about the work of Mogilevkhimvolokno JSC – BelTA’s remark]. As soon as the enterprise manufactures competitive products, it will not be easier for it, since they [the initiators of the sanctions in the West – BelTA’s remark] will find something else.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko also stressed that it is important to keep up with the issue of investments and the development of the production sector.

“If we lag behind in investments it will be a failure. We have no oil, no pipe that pumps, no gas,” he said. “Therefore, everything depends on us. To expect that things will become easier for us… I didn’t come here to tell you this. It will be very difficult for us. And further on everything will be more and more complicated. It’s not about our elections, about ‘dictatorship’, about Lukashenko. Just look what’s going on from the US to Europe. We have already shown to the whole world that they are scoundrels. They say one thing, think another thing, and do the different thing. We have already shown this to the whole world but this is not the problem. It’s about geopolitics.”

In this regard, the President recalled the activity of NATO and the United States in the Black Sea.

“They are trying to put pressure on Russia. Black Sea, Ukraine, Baltic states, around Kaliningrad. We see all this and monitor. We have a unified air defence system,” he said.

“We have to survive. All these sanctions, pressure and cyberattacks are very dangerous things. There is no need to use nuclear weapons now. Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure facilities will be enough. That’s why it is the most serious danger for us,” said the President.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also touched upon the topic of updating the Constitution, underlining that this is being done in order to secure the country.