Lukashenko holds off on inevitable KGB reform

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. © Mikhail Voskresenskiy/Kremlin Pool/Sputnik
Faced with a resurgent internal crisis, the regime in Minsk has turned on its intelligence service, the KGB, the supposed deficiences of which have been singled out for criticism by Alexander Lukashenko. This has given rise to yet another reshuffle among senior KGB personnel but the inevitable radical reform the service needs has again been put off for another day. [...]
Published on 27.10.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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