Chairman of the State Security Committee of Belarus Valery Vakulchyk informed President Alyaksandr Lukashenka about about national security matters, the situation inside the country and at its borders on Monday.
Lukashenka invited the KGB chief for a report ‘not only because the political situation is complicated or because we are on the eve of a presidential election campaign’, he said.
“All of it is important. And then the activity of our non-friends on western borders has increased too much. I would like you to inform me briefly about the situation in Belarus, the way you see it on the basis of your special data and sources, and about the threats that you see and that we should pay serious attention to not only today, tomorrow but also in a more distant future,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka as saying.
On the whole, the situation in the country is stable and there are no threats that represent a reason for concern or require an immediate response, Valery Vakulchyk stated. At the same time he said that the presence of NATO armed forces on the western borders ‘keeps growing’ while the crime rate on the southern borders ‘is rising’.According to him, the firearms are fed from the military operation zone in Ukraine’s east and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are unable to fully control the situation.
An increase in the activity of foreign intelligence services with regard to Belarus in the last 12 months causes concern as well, he added.
www.belsat.eu/en/, via BelTA