On March 1, Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed decrees on the assignment of special and military ranks. Among others, his eldest son Viktar Lukashenka was promoted to the rank of major-general in the reserve.
Viktar Lukashenka was promoted to the rank of major-general in the reserve on March 1. It was also reported that Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed a decree on February 26, releasing his eldest son from the position of assistant to the President for National Security “in connection with the transition to the elective position. Such a position was the election of Viktar Lukashenka as the head of the National Olympic Committee.
Among others, Uladzimir Kupryianiuk, Raman Padlyneu, Mikalai Karpenkau, Dzmitri Shakhrayeu, and Andrei Pauliuchenka received new military rank. They became major-generals. The next special rank of major-general of police was given to police colonel Henadz Kazakevich.
The security forces, which Lukashenka marked, were directly involved in violence against civilians during the protests.