Lukashenka gives more power to KGB

2013 2013-07-24T17:18:57+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The KGB will examine samples of special equipment for surreptitious access to information.

The Belarusian ruler has signed a decree approving the Provision on the State Security Committee (KGB) and a list of KGB-controlled military units and other agencies.

This information was received from Lukashenka's press service.

The Decree sets detailed aims, functions and power of the KGB. The document was prepared in accordance with the Law on State Security Bodies and a number of legislative acts providing for amendments to the current provision.

The provision has new regulations following from certain new functions of the KGB. The Committee, in particular, received the right to “examine samples of special equipment for surreptitious access to information and other means”.

Other amendments include enshrining in law the KGB's duty to render governmental phone communication services to CIS top officials and setting the standards defining the order and activities of the KGB board.