At Friday’s meeting with officials of Minsk region, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka stated that his forecast regarding the coronacrisis development was coming true.
“I told you: everything [enterprises and companies] would be closed, and during this period of time we should produce our goods in order to deliver them [to other countries then],” he stressed.
According to Lukashenka, people ‘around the globe’ are protesting and ‘drumming the pans’.
“People all over the world are complaining about the lack of work and the lack of money to buy food. Do you remember me asking you what we are going to eat once the pandemic is over? I put it in rough terms so that you would remember it. So, that prediction has come true as people say,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes him.
As reported in late April, the Belarusian leader demanded the government meet the basic indicators of economic development.
“Life has shown after a month and a half that we were right. Now everyone’s talking more about the economy, about how we’re going to live our lives. That 350 million people will go hungry in the world. Or there will be more. And a month and a half ago I asked a question (and only the lazy one did not wipe his legs over me): the pandemic will pass, what will we eat? Today no one criticises for it. Everyone is arguing that we must restore the economy. We have no other sources for life, except for the work of our people,” Lukashenka said.