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Belarus' President discusses situation at Ukrainian border with KBG chief

On June 29, the Head of State met with Chairman of the Committee of State Security (KGB) Valery Vakulchik. The overall situation in the country is stable, and there are no threats that would require immediate actions.

However, the meeting officials raised the question of national security, environment and the situation in the country and on its borders.

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:
I invited you to report not only on this complex political situation. And not because we are on the eve of the presidential campaign. This is of course important too. And our enemies are also active at the western borders. But I would like you to first of all outline your point of view (on the basis of your specific data sources) on the situation inside Belarus. What do you see, what are threats that we should pay attention to, and not only today or tomorrow, but also in the long term.

Chairman of the Committee of State Security Valery Vakulchik told the President that NATO keeps increasing presence near Belarus' western borders. The crime situation on the southern borders is aggravating. This undoubtedly causes concern among law enforcement officials and the KGB, but at the same time, the whole situation is under constant control.

Valery Vakulchik, chairman of the State Security Committee of Belarus:
The State Border Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are taking appropriate measures to respond to what is happening on the southern borders, and it bears fruit.
There is a certain concern about increasing activities of foreign special services in relation to the Republic of Belarus.
I reported to the President reported that the KGB, the Interior Ministry and other government agencies keep the situation under control. That is, we monitor all these events; they don't come unnoticed. We control it all. We take appropriate measures to stop illegal activity or prevent it.

Belarus' President discusses situation at Ukrainian border with KBG chief