On September 10, the head of state, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, introduced Andrei Shved as Prosecutor General and spoke about the current events, his press service reports.
Photo of the press service of the head of state
Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed his vision of current events: “Today, let’s say, Minsk experiences a difficult period. It is an acute period that we are going through. Probably for the first time in the history of our state. At least for the last 10 years. Although many disagree with me, they recall the mid-90s. They say: it was worse. Many people remember when cars were turned over, burned on the roads, when tens of thousands actually took to the streets. Then it was somehow clear: there was nothing to eat and there was nothing to feed the children with,” Lukashenka noted.
“Despite the complicated circumstances of the observance of legislation in the country, let’s be honest. Maybe I’m wrong, I personally do not see the activity of the prosecutor’s office, which would correspond to the current period”.
He didn’t forget about the Coordination Council: “And all kinds of coordination councils, other organizations … Both the Constitutional Court and the Prosecutor General at one time (I think you see it the same way) gave an assessment to the coordination councils. You must give not only a legal assessment of the actions of organizers and agitators, but also take stronger, more acute measures of prosecutorial response to such actions”.
“I want to tell you like a man, so that we don’t have some unclear points. I am often reproached with the words that “he will not give up the power”. And rightly so. The people did not elect me for this. Power is not given to be later rejected for nothing,” the head of state emphasized.
“If you think that I hold to this power with blue hands for myself, you will disappoint me very much”.
I have already said to the Russians who don’t know much about our state: sooner or later, this power will be taken by others, but they will take it according to the law, not under pressure from the street,” noted Alyaksandr Lukashenka. “You are well-educated people. And you should think. I am not calling on you to save the state in violation of the law. ”
“Although when practically impudent intervention is carried out, as I call it, from the outside and it is heated from within and directed from the outside, there is sometimes no time for laws, tough measures must be taken to stop any rubbish that wants to claim it. In this case, the situation is different,” Lukashenka said.