On June 4, Alyaksandr Lukashenka signed a decree “On measures to ensure national security.”
The document envisages enhancing the role of the Security Council “in the protection of the independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty and constitutional order of the Republic of Belarus, maintenance of civil peace and harmony in the country, combating extremism and terrorism.”
The Council of Ministers has been instructed to prepare amendments to “On emergency” and “Martial Law” within a month. This is supposedly done “to create additional conditions for prevention and neutralization of risks, challenges, and threats to national security,” considering Lukashenka’s decree of May 9.
What new powers will be given to the Council of the Security Council is still unclear.