Lukashenko meets Belarus security chiefs after shakeup

Lukashenko meets Belarus security chiefs after shakeup
Lukashenko meets Belarus security chiefs after shakeup

Hello and welcome to the details of Lukashenko meets Belarus security chiefs after shakeup and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech during a rally of his supporters near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk August 16, 2020. — Reuters pic

MINSK, Oct 30 — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with his new security chiefs today following a reshuffle as he sought to tighten his grip on power after months of unprecedented protests.

The ex-Soviet nation has been gripped by huge demonstrations since Lukashenko, 66, claimed a landslide victory in an August presential election that opponents say was rigged.

Yesterday, Lukashenko replaced his interior minister and closed land borders with EU members Poland, Lithuania and Latvia as well as Ukraine, citing the coronavirus pandemic.

He also appointed a new police chief for the capital Minsk today.

Speaking at a meeting with newly-appointed Interior Minister Ivan Kubrakov and Minsk police chief Mikhail Grib today, Lukashenko said the “stability and well-being” of Belarusians depended on the efficiency of their work. 

Kubrakov, 45, replaced Yuri Karayev, who presided over a brutal post-election crackdown on protesters which saw several people die and thousands arrested.

Yesterday, Lukashenko’s election rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a political novice who claims she was the real winner of the August election, described the reshuffle as a sign that his “power is weakening”.

“He is making these inconsistent decisions because he is in a panic,” Tikhanovksaya, who is in exile in Lithuania, said on her Telegram channel.

Tens of thousands of people have been taking to the streets every Sunday in protest at Lukashenko’s 26-year rule.

Tikhanovskaya had given Lukashenko until October 25 to quit, halt violence against protesters and release political prisoners.

On Monday, the opposition announced a strike while the authorities arrested nearly 600 people.

 

Experts say the political situation in Belarus is at an impasse, with the Moscow-backed Lukashenko refusing to go and the opposition unable to force his ouster. — AFP

These were the details of the news Lukashenko meets Belarus security chiefs after shakeup for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Mourning in France: Ex-President Giscard d’Estaing dead
NEXT DeepMind develops an AI that solves a 50-year-old medical challenge