President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced that he would sign a decree transferring presidential powers to the Security Council in case of an emergency. This was reported by the BelTA edition.
"Tell me, if there will be no president tomorrow, do you guarantee that everything will be fine? No. Therefore, in this case, I will sign a decree in the coming days on how power will be built in Belarus. The president was shot - tomorrow the Security Council will be empowered," Lukashenko said.
He noted that in the event of the death of the president, a state of emergency will be immediately introduced in the country, "up to a martial law."
“And the Security Council must make a decision. Therefore, I said that I would sign this decree and determine who will rule the country in case of an emergency,“ the President of Belarus added.
At the same time, Lukashenko noted that such a need is unlikely to come, but one must not lose vigilance.
On April 17 it was reported that the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation detained two people in Moscow who were allegedly preparing a coup d'etat in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko claims that an attempt was made on him and his children.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the organizers of the "assassination attempt" on the Belarusian president crossed all borders.
Also, Putin was outraged that the Western countries did not react in any way to the "attempt to assassinate" Lukashenko.