KGB believes that western spies step up their activities

2005 2005-09-20T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

KGB head in Belarus accused the western countries of intensifying the work of their intelligence services against Belarus. At the same time KGB does not voice any information about the detained spies or exampled related to the recruitment of Belarusian citizens.
As he took floor in front of young KGB agents on 17 September, the KGB Head Stsiapan Sukharenka referred to the work by foreign intelligence services as "extremely aggressive and hysterical". "In the west and overseas many start to feel bad as they look at the course the Belarusian president is taking the country along", declared Stsiapan Sukharenka, reports ITAR-TASS. He assured that the Belarusian intelligence services may report "certain results of work aimed to disclosing spies and stopping the attempts to recruit Belarusian citizens".
A Radio Liberty correspondent contacted the Press Service of KGB of Belarus asking for information about the western spies disclosed by the Belarusian KGB agents. The head of the public liaisons center of KGB Valier Nadtachaieu did not disclose such information. Neither did he name the western foundations that are allegedly used as cover for intelligence work against Belarus. "I need to collect some facts", said Valier Nadtachaieu, however his phone has been silent ever since.
A famous human rights activist Siarhei Aniska, who had worked in the military intelligence until the 1990s, agrees that the intelligence services of other countries take an interest in Belarus. However, the main reason is that the roads of illegal migration and drug trafficking pass through Belarus. As regards the threats to national security, it often happens here that the government sees an enemy of the state in any opposition activist. That two young citizens of Georgia who contacted with Belarusian opposition activists were recently detained and then deported as spies is an example of such struggle, believes Siarhei Aniska.
Of the international foundations expelled from Belarus by the government, we can mention the Soros Foundation that left the country back in 1997 and the US foundation IREX, whose office was shut down two years ago. At the same time, the Belarusian authorities did not produce any evidence proving the spy activities of these organizations.
This year three Polish diplomats were expelled from Belarus, whom the authorities accused of "activity that does not comply with diplomatic work". At the same time, Warsaw believes this action by the Belarusian authorities to be political.
KGB Head Stsiapan Sukharenka also said that the committee "is not going to deny the ideals of Felix Dzerzhinsky". What should be remembered, however, is that it was Felix Dzerzhinsky who started the practice of executing hostages and mass terror based on class principle. The ideals to which Stsiapan Sukharenka refers were formulated by Felix Dzerzhinsky in the following way:
"KGB is no court. KGB is a defender of the revolution. KGB must defend the revolution and defeat the enemy even if it sword may at times fall on the heads of those innocent... The right to execute is extremely important to KGB".