President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he invited Russians to replace the striking journalists in the country. The president said this during a conversation with workers of the Dzerzhinsky agricultural plant, BelTA informs.
"A holy place is never empty. We have about 60 thousand so-called guest workers in Russia. In various positions, even in politics. The Russians do not present any claims to us," Lukashenko said.
According to Lukashenko, the question of involving Russian journalists arose after some of the TV company's employees went out to protest.
“All the same, you have to understand that you are not expected anywhere, the competition is great. I asked the Russians: give us two or three groups of journalists, just in case. These are six or nine people from the most advanced television ... And let our young people see how they work Listen, these two or three groups didn’t come, half of those who fasted and ran around Belteleradiocompany went back. I say, okay, we’ll take it back today. Whoever leaves tomorrow, we don’t accept it,” he added.
In addition, the Belarusian president announced the possibility of replacing the protesting workers of Belaruskali factory with miners from other countries, in particular, from Ukraine.
“Why are you on strike? Okay, you are on strike - okay. I tell the director: no need to run after them. We have 2 thousand people in Soligorsk who want to work for Belaruskali. They will come. They will not come - there is unemployment all over the world. Miners of Ukraine. There is a sea of unemployed people," Lukashenko said.