Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

Heads coming off: president fires Bellegprom principal officers

"It is the final worning for [Prime Minister] Miasnikovich," Lukashenka said.

During today’s visit to Minsk joint stock company Kamvol Aliaksandr Lukashenka has discharged its head Sviatlana Stryzhak, managing director of Light Industry Concern "Bellegprom" Henadz Vyrko and his deputy Andrey Mytnik.

According to Lukashenka, Mr Vyrko bears guilt for appointing Mr Mytnik, who "made a mess" at Kamvol, his assistant. The president ordered to "throw the both out of work till the evening" and purge Bellegprom.

OAO Kamvol Chief Engineer Viktor Gavrylenka was put in charge of the enterprise. The head of state also said he wanted proposals regarding the candidacy of the new Bellegprom head this year, news agency BelTA reports.

"It is the final warning for you and [Prime Minister Mikhail] Miasnikovich," Lukashenka told Vice Premier Vladimir Siamashka. "I don’t need your excuses! I know well what is going on at Kamvol," he said.