Saturday, April 30, 2005
Lukashenka tightens security
President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday ordered security to be tightened in Belarus, citing strong Western criticism of his rule.
"Belarus as before is being exposed to severe outside pressure, and therefore questions of security and strengthening the defense capabilities of our state take on a special significance in the current situation," Lukashenko said during a meeting on defense issues.
Radio Free Europe reports that the Belarusian parliament has passed a statement denouncing international pressure.