President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that there would be no mercy for officials who committed corruption crimes.
“Remember, from the chairman of the district executive committee, and to the prime minister, they are on the personnel register of the president, and everything related to them is immediately reported to me, on corruption, embezzlement and other issues, and do not expect mercy!” – said Lukashenko.
The President also drew attention to issues of conservation, nature protection, on-time payment of wages to employees. “Roll up your sleeves and start working,” Lukashenko said.
Lukashenko has been termed by the West as “the last dictator of Europe” because he has been in power since 1994. This is much longer than Mr. Putin in Russia (also accused of dictatorship) – but a little more under the radar. He does enjoy popular majority support of Belarussians.