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3 Mar 2017

Lukashenko: Belarusian police ensured public order in the turbulent 1990s

MINSK, 3 March (BelTA) – In the turbulent 1990s, Belarusian police managed to ensure public order and rebuild the authority of the state, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said when speaking at the official meeting to mark the Belarusian police 100th anniversary, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, the first years of the formation of police – the years when independent Belarus was formed – were clouded by the devastating collapse of the economy and degradation in all areas of life.

“All that was accompanied by rampant crime and the weakness of authorities. That was the state of affairs in the turbulent 1990s. The Belarusian nation needed protection, a strong shoulder. And you managed to restore people’s confidence in the future, ensure the public order, and rebuild the authority of the state,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The President emphasized that over the years of existence, the Belarusian police did their best to enhance the authority and acquire nationwide support. “We can say without exaggeration that the history of law enforcement b

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