Marek Butska: “Lukashenka’s policy is built on foreign enemy image” 11:29, 09/02/2006
In Poland the Belarusian officials’ search for foreign enemies is called “NKVD way of thinking” (NKVD - People’s Commissariat for Interior Affairs of the USSR). Polish experts and public figures agree that the Belarusian regime uses propaganda films and newspaper articles to draw the people’s attention from the interior problems of Belarus.
Former Deputy Ambassador of Poland to Belarus Marek Butska was not surprised to hear his name in the new propaganda film of the Belarusian Television:
“I have noticed I am a duty topic for the Belarusian propaganda when it concerns support for anti-polish sentiments. Before the election Lukashenka is forging his interior policy on the foreign enemy image. As for mentioning my name in such movies, I will not be surprised to hear tomorrow that Butska has had a little girl for breakfast or took crocodiles illegally across the border. I deem the intellectual level of these programmes corresponds to that of their authors and of the Belarusian Television management in general”, - Butska told Radio Svaboda.
According to head of the Easter Europe Department of Warsaw University Jan Malicki, search for foreign enemies, spies, and agents points to “NKVD way of thinking”.
Head of Information Department of the Polish Foreign Ministry Paval Dabrawolski, in his turn, told Radio Svaboda the Ministry examines the situation, thus does not give official commentaries on the accusations cast by the Belarusian State Media towards Polish diplomats.