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26 Dec 2016

Lukashenko urges to step up public security during New Year, Christmas celebrations

MINSK, 26 December (BelTA) – Special attention should be attached to the maintenance of public security and order during the New Year and Christmas holidays, Belarus President said during the government session in Minsk on 26 December, BelTA informs.

“The recent events in Russia, including an explosion of a gas cylinder in the Moscow metro, road accidents, and other events, show that we should not relax even for one moment. No one is protected against such terrible events. On the contrary, we are in the epicenter. Therefore, we must preserve peace and accord in our country whatever it takes. This is the main thing,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

“If we fail to do it, no economy, food, external and internal financing will be needed. The issues of security and stability in our society are the priorities,” the head of state said.

He urged local authorities, heads of rural councils, the government, the State Secretariat of the Security Council, the State Control Committee, the Belarus President Administration to pay special attention to corresponding issues.

“I would like you to be especially attentive in the run-up to the mass events connected with the merry holidays for all people – New Year and Christmas,” the President noted. “Terrible accidents when people die in the anticipation of these holidays are inadmissible.”

“It is especially important for the law enforcement bodies to do their best to maintain public security and order during the New Year and Christmas celebrations,” the head of state added.

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