The Belarusian President, after returning from his visit to
– The biggest panic around [the crisis] is in Russian media. I observe (…) such media, which – owning to the President – became the major ones. I’m not going to name them – I don’t wand to increase their popularity. But you have to do something about it, so that they are not present in our country any more. – stated Lukashenka, according to Bielta news agency.
The Russian media described Lukashenka’s state visit to
President Lukashenka also offered some solutions to the price growth. – Any form of price increase should be stopped from today on; and this is this free market thing” – he stressed. In his opinion, products can become only more expensive when a governor and the prime minister agree.
Lukashenka promised to dismiss the cabinet should they turn out to be unable to ensure economic stability. – If you calculated well the currency [dollar] rate, than 5 thousand [ruble] should be the price solving speculative demand. Introduce one rate. What are you waiting for? There should be dynamics everyday. If there is no dynamics, you Mikhail Vladymirovich [Miasnikiovich – Belarusian prime minister] and you Piotr Piotrovich [Prakopovich – head of the central bank], will have to give up your party membership cards, to use soviet language. – he added.
The President pointed to the self-sustainability of
Lukashenka also promised there would be no “robbery-styled privatization” because in each case the final word is his.