MINSK, May 31. /TASS/. The West is keen to destabilize Belarusian society and change the constitutional system in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on improving information policies on Tuesday.
"We are actually under pressure from the collective West - Washington and its allies. Their intentions are well-known: to destabilize society, to change the constitutional system and to bring to power loyal people obedient to the West. The level of technologies being used in attempts to achieve these aims is very high," Lukashenko’s press-service quotes him on the official website of the head of state.
He warned that foreign pressures on Belarus were growing and for this reason "our resistance must be proportionate."
Lukashenko stressed that "any war, first and foremost, not a hot war but hybrid war, implies struggle for people’s minds."
"We are obliged to protect our people. What is most important we should master the skill of counter-propaganda, which we possessed back in the Soviet Union. I am not denying it. We should not find the word ‘propaganda’ scaring at all," Lukashenko said, adding that the West was indulging in propaganda, too. "But at the same time, they are making fun of us and calling us ‘propagandists’ and ‘agitators’. Why are they laughing at us? In order to mislead us," Lukashenko said. "We should devise mechanism of resistance and of countermeasures," he concluded.