24 Feb 2022 12:25

Lukashenko says no threats to Belarus amid situation in Ukraine

MINSK. Feb 24 (Interfax) - Belarus is not currently facing threats from any direction, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday at a meeting with military officials over the situation in Ukraine.

"There is no panic, no panic at all! We are holding all events that have been scheduled: all sporting, social and political events. The country is not facing any threat from any direction today, but we see and know their plans," the Belarusian state-run news agency BelTA quoted Lukashenko as saying.

"The task of the military is to ensure that every Belarusian citizen feels safe. And we will do it. We have already begun doing it. The government, the governors must maintain the normal functioning of the economy and promptly resolve all the vital issues of our citizens," the president said.