Personnel changes


Lukashenka appoints new premier and several key ministers.

Photo: BELTA

Two Belarus KGB generals are dismissed due to age and retain the right to wear their uniform and decoration.

Former Energy Minister Uladzimir Patupchyk. Photo:Belta

KGB chairman tells President Lukashenka that Minister Patupchyk patronized an illegal family-run business scheme.

Former Sports Minister Aliaksandr Shamko. Image:

Sport Minister Aliaksandr Shamko and Forestry Minister Mikhail Amelyanovich are dismissed of their duties.

Belarus' State Customs Committee's deputy head Siarhei Barysiuk is dismissed by President Aliaksandr Lukashenka.

Prior to that, he was Deputy Minister of Defense. Puzikov - born in the Bryansk region of Russia.

Earlier, he worked as prosecutor of the Brest region. The former head of the Investigative Committee was transferred into reserve.

At 51 he was transferred to the reserve "by mutual agreement". Shayeu has held the position since November 2012.

Syamyon Shapira and Uladzimir Krautsou did not object.