Lukashenko Accused the Fifth Column of Attempting to Aggravate the Situation

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard

13:04:40
20/03/2017

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The President considers that this happens inside Belarus with the assistance of western funds and intelligence agencies.

The President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko considers attempts at aggravating the situation are ongoing in the country. As was reported by BELTA, he said this on 20.03.17 in the report of the plan of the joint strategic exercise between the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia “West-2017”.

He noted that Minsk is not really nervous about the “revival and strengthening of” NATO, which “places additional contingents of troops at our borders”.

“We are much more concerned by the attempts of the opposition using modern methods of confrontation to aggravate the situation inside Belarus, and conduct against it the appropriate actions,” said Lukashenko. “It concerns the attempt of our fifth column, with the support (again, we record it, I don’t try at all to intimidate anybody) and financing of western funds and the leadership of western intelligence agencies of our thugs who fled abroad, which means an attempt to aggravate the situation in Belarus.”

However, the head of state declared that Belarus will cope with it and “it is not a problem”.

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