Lukashenka urges siloviki to be ‘men of people’ and seek popularity


The performance of Belarusian law enforcement agencies should be judged by the public response, not by any statistical data, president Lukashenka believes.

According to him, stats do show results of the work of law enforcement agencies and can be used for studying and analyzing its effectiveness. But what matters the most is the response of the people, the Belarusian leader stressed.

“We don’t need a dog and pony show,” Lukashenka said and encouraged security and police forces to be ‘men of the people’.

He reiterated that the agencies mentioned should do their best to improve their public image and strive for being liked by citizens.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been several high-profile scandals for the Belarusian police. In January, journalist Pavel Dabravolski who was covering the ‘graffiti case’ was beaten by plain-clothed police officers in the building of a court in Minsk . In Brest region, a road police officer insulted a driver saying ‘F*ck you’ but remained unpunished.

More about abuses of police authority – in the video below:, following BelTA

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