Lukashenka warns officials against corruption: No one will go unpunished

It is inadmissible to make mistakes in the calculation of utility rates, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at Monday’s session to discuss utility rates for Belarusians.

“I want to warn those specialists who made the calculations. If we find out that you did not pay enough attention to my instruction and submitted unjustified figures for approval, you will be held accountable,” the Belarusian leader said.

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“I want to be informed about the fulfillment of my instruction to hold accountable those who falsified figures, used deceitful methods and stole money from the budget. I have given an instruction to open criminal cases and punish the guilty. There are no untouchable people in the country. All people should bear responsibility for what they do,” Lukashenka stressed.

According to him, there are also plans to reconsider electricity tariffs in the future. “ Those who work in the energy sector live too large, and then the manufacturing sector and population bear this burden,” the president added.

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