Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday criticized the prosecutors’ lack of strength and determination in dealing with opposition leaders and the organizers of the protests that have been taking place in the country for a month. after being re-elected for a sixth term.
The President used the presentation by the new Attorney General Andrei Shved to get the message across. Lukashenko acknowledged that the situation in the country had deteriorated, but in his opinion “the prosecutors were not up to the occasion”.
“You should focus on maintaining the country, its independence and security,” he said, stressing that Belarus “should return this year to the safe time it has had lately and which is characteristic of our country”, because it’s about his “image”.
It is for this reason that state agency BelTA has defended that prosecutors “should not only assess the legal status of organizers and mobilizers” as they did with the Coordinating Council created by the opposition, but that they should react “in a more powerful and dramatic way to such actions. “