Lukashenka: If businessmen help opposition, they fight against the state

It happened on Tuesday at a meeting dedicated to the activities of the Council on Entrepreneurship Development. "If a businessman finances the "fifth column" or renders negative ifluence on the society, I will consider it to be their personal involement into the political struggle, the struggle against the state. Other laws are applied there, so let those businessmen not take offence afterwards," quotes the state leader as saying.

Moreover, Lukashenka warned the businessmen not try to influence on the state authorities and create the so-called "front." 

According to the Belarusian leader, no one can accuse him of forcing anyone to help the state. "I am equally close to everyone - businessmen or non-businessmen who want good for our country," Lukashenka said.