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10 Jul 2019

Lukashenko presents shoulder boards to high-ranking officers

Lukashenko presents shoulder boards to high-ranking officers

MINSK, 10 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko presented shoulder boards to high-ranking officers at the Palace of Independence on 10 July, BelTA informs.

In a solemn ceremony major general’s shoulder boards were given to Vladislav Budik, head of the 72nd guards united training center of the Armed Forces; Leonid Kasinsky, aide to the defense minister for ideological work in the Armed Forces; Oleg Mishchenko, chief of communications of the Armed Forces – head of the Communications Department of the General Staff; Igor Burmistrov, First Deputy Commander of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Head of Staff.

The president also presented shoulder boards of major general of justice to Head of the Gomel Oblast Department of the Investigation Committee Sergei Pasko, Head of the Mogilev Oblast Department of the Investigation Committee Andrei Lis.

Shoulder boards of major general of police were given to Head of the Interior Affairs Department of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Vasilyev. Anatoly Dolgolevets, deputy emergencies minister, received shoulder boards of major general of interior service.

The best graduates of military universities were also honored at the ceremony in the Palace of Independence. They received letters of commendation from the Belarusian president.

Addressing the graduates, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that shoulder boards does not make a true officer. The best officers are famous for their honor. “Senior officers promoted to higher positions are an example of valor and honest service to the Fatherland for you. There are not many generals in Belarus, and the bar is very high,” the president said.

“Belarusian people respect and value those who pursue an army career answering the call of the heart. People know that they are protected. Live up to this trust,” the head of state said. “I wish you to carry these shoulder boards with dignity. And I hope that other officers will do their best to reach these heights.”

In conclusion, Aleksandr Lukashenko wished officers ultimate success and family happiness.

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