They didn’t mean it: the KGB denied information about the introduction of the CTO regime in Belarus
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Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, who earlier announced the introduction of a counter-terrorist operation regime in the country, accused journalists of allegedly taking his words out of context.
The State Security Committee of Belarus denied the information that that the regime of the counter-terrorist operation (CTO) has been introduced in the country. The law enforcement agency clarified that such information on the Web is unreliable. This is reported by the Belarusian news agency “BelTA”.
“An anti-terrorist operation has not been carried out on the territory of the Republic of Belarus and is not currently being carried out. The information disseminated on the Internet is unreliable,” the message says.
tactical-special exercises of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which were held in close cooperation with representatives of the power bloc and local authorities,” the ministry said.
At the same time, it was emphasized that, according to the legislation of Belarus, the CTO regime can be introduced only by decision of the KGB leadership.
“According to the law of the Republic of Belarus dated January 3, 2002 No. of the country is introduced by the State Security Committee,” the department stressed.
How did the information about the introduction of CTO appear
On the night of October 14, an interview with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei appeared in the Izvestia publication, where he stated that Lukashenka had held a series of meetings with law enforcement agencies, after which a counter-terrorist operation regime was introduced in the country.
Already in the morning of the same Day Makei had to justify himself and explain what he meant. According to him, there was information about possible provocations in the adjacent territory and an attempt to seize certain parts of the territory of Belarus. In this regard, it was decided to introduce a CTO regime in the country.
After a while, the minister had to once again comment on his own statements, while Makei accused journalists of promoting a “conspiracy theory”.
” Yes, of course, I saw how this phrase was snatched out and conspiracy theories were spun around it overnight. There is no need to raise any panic, there is an instruction from the president, which was announced, including publicly, to carry out counter-terrorism measures,” Makei said.< /p>
Then, Alexander Lukashenko himself had to intervene, who explained that the procedures for deploying a group of troops allied with Russia had begun in the country, in connection with the introduction of the regime of “increased terrorist threat”.