Corruption, domestic crime flourishing: Lukashenka slams Belarus police for underperformance

Belarus president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has ordered law enforcement bodies to get down to work and not to focus on departmental statistics too much.

“One should focus on real problems rather than figures,” he said at Tuesday’s session of the Security Council of Belarus.

According to the Belarusian leader, the declared reduction in the crime rate by 7% per year raises concerns:

“Maybe there will be no crime at all? There are doubts as to the objectivity of this rosy picture, although the interior minister always assure me that his goal is to exclude this ‘administrative statistics’. This is the way it should be. We need results,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes him.

In his opinion, flaws and drawbacks still remain in corruption therapy in Belarus.

“Unfortunately, not all law enforcement agencies work effectively. Extortions, kickbacks, machinations with budget money have still not been eliminated in Belarus,” Lukashenka stressed.

In addition, the president believes the measures to prevent and combat domestic violence to be insufficient.

“I have repeatedly drawn attention to the clearly insufficient measures to prevent and combat domestic crime, particularly domestic violence. Think about it, almost a third of the homicides in the country are domestic homicides <…> If we cannot rein in brawlers and murderers, then what kind of police are we talking about?” he added.

КА,, via BelTA