President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting of the security Council stated that the situation is not catastrophic, and urged the security forces to be softer to the protesters.
“Not to say that a disaster of some kind, or too uptight situation, but enough problems and enough issues that need to be solved”, — quotes BelTA quotes Lukashenka.
He noted that the security forces should not beat lying people.
“Only, I ask the Minister and others, we still Slavs, if man is fallen and lies, it is not necessary to beat. That is, there has to be a brake,” — said Lukashenko.
According to him, about a hundred security officers were injured during the protests.
“Is that the riot police have, or the police? Yes, they were trained quietly in the barracks lived. But they came to protect them (citizens), and they have them in the back. With knives, shivs, for GAI… well It’s purpose! We all know who’s doing it”, he added.
It was reported earlier that Lukashenko held a meeting with members of the security Council of the country in which there was a speech about the protests in the country.