22 March 2019, Friday, 16:48
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Is Lukashenka's Discontent With Shunevich Growing?

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IHAR SHUNEVICH

The dictator has spoken about the police leadership in a negative way.

On Thursday, Lukashenka said at meetings with Prosecutor General Aliaksandr Kaniuk and Investigative Committee Chairman Ivan Naskevich that a security bloc counsel would be held soon, Salidarnasts writes.

At that, the head of state blurted out on the fly the words of discontent with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

– At that, I will ask you to focus not on reports on our great achievements (they are there, they are known), but on the issues that we have to work on, – the press service quotes Lukashenka. – About the results – in two words. And the problems that we see today, we must talk them over and make a decision collectively. Not like in the police, where someone says something, and there’s a fuss. Then someone else says something... We must have a kind of a single concept.

One can only guess what Lukashenka had in mind. But the latest MIA’s statements, which caused discussions, were made by its head, Ihar Shunevich.

At the end of last year, he admitted that it was his idea – to make a video with the teenager’s apologies to the sculpture of the town policeman.

In any case, a disturbing pattern has emerged for the Interior Ministry leadership. Having seen Shunevich on the last occasion last September, Lukashenka has periodically expressed his dissatisfaction with the actions of the police.

The head of state was in a fury when, at the request of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Minsk authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol at retail outlets from 23.00 to 7.00. Lukashenka canceled it personally: “I warn the police. They must work in the socio-economic conditions that develop in the state.”

Later, Lukashenka boiled over the bill on counteracting domestic violence, which had been developed inside the belly of the Interior Ministry: “This is nonsense, taken primarily from the West.”

Then Lukashenka openly expressed dissatisfaction with the minister. He said that it was time to put an end to vicious practice, when the state imprisons a corrupt official, and “then Shunevich releases them for good behavior.”

And here are the fresh words that it is necessary to act “not like in the police.” Clouds are definitely piling up over the minister’s head.