If Belarus does not solve the demographic problem, the country faces a catastrophe. This was stated by the President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Telegram channel “Pool of the First”.
Answering a question about reducing maternity leave, Lukashenko said that the state cannot take this step, since the country needs to stimulate the birth rate.
“The biggest problem in the country is demographic. Therefore, everything is for children, and maternity capital has been extended, and apartments. It will be a disaster if we do not add to the population, ”the president predicted.
According to him, Belarus does not have enough people, which is why the country is often called small. “What is 9.5 or 10 million? This is nothing. At the first stage, we have 15 million, and reach 20 to 20. Then we will be like Europe in terms of population density, ”Lukashenka added.
Earlier, Lukashenka, during a speech in front of the Minsk OMON detachment, called the condition of his resignation. According to him, if the security forces had not sided with the government in August, the Belarusians would now “live in another country”. He noted that “intrigues” against his regime are being built in “warm foreign offices”, and added that the opposition does not want the benefit of the Belarusian society.