Updated at 17:46,10-07-2018

Lukashenka: We know how to fight against this evil – social networks


The Belarusian dictator calls on the CSTO to pay attention to the "problems relating to attempts of destabilization via the Internet".

Lukashenka noted on Wednesday at a meeting with participants of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly that the recent CSTO informal summit in Astana "gave attention to information space, which is sometimes used to destabilize the situation in some countries". "Look what is happening now in the Arab world", Interfax-Zapad news agency quotes Lukashenka.

The dictator said that "unfortunately, the situation there has not improved". "Election results in Tunisia have been announced. Look, who won the election. Islamists, the most radical ones. What will come in Egypt, in Libya?" Lukashenka noted.

According to him, "We should not think this is far from us". "But we should not fear these social networks", the head of state said.

Lukashenka stated that "there have been attempts during throughout the year to destabilize the social situation". "We already know how to fight against this evil. There’s no fear, not prhobitions, we do not close down the Internet and social networks. You are welcome to talk and discuss. But we take adequate measures if we see illegal actions", the dictator said.