An anti-terrorist operation was completed in Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka stated at the ceremony to present state awards in Minsk on July, 2.
According to him, the special services ‘have wrapped up a large-scale anti-terrorist operation’ on Friday. Although the Belarusian authorities thought their enemies would opt for the economic warfare scenario, ‘terror against people and facilities’ continued, the politician claimed, promising to reveal the details in the near future.
Lukashenka says they are going to raise grievances not with ‘some Heiko Maas’ (Germany’s Foreign Minister), but with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials.
He reiterated that external forces repeatedly attempted to split the Belarusian society, in order to ‘stage a colour revolution, in the hope of a blitzkrieg’. Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed gratitude to ’guys in uniform’, in his opinion, the fact that the state remains ‘unshakable’ is the result of their efforts.
“Maybe some 10 months ago some of you lamented about violence on the Internet and did not understand what was happening. But today there are no people in attendance who would not understand what is happening. Today there are no people in the country who do not understand what is going on. And thank God that this happened last year. Those events exposed ulcers and tumors in the society that we had to cut out, and we did it. If people do not understand it after all the things that were shown and told, this is no longer about misunderstanding, these people can be viewed as enemies whose goal is to destroy the state,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka.
A day earlier, the authorities demanded that all the activities by the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) be halted in Belarus. In turn, the Federal Foreign Office stated that the German government would continue working to maintain cultural and societal cooperation between our two countries in the future.