What is behind the dismissal and detention of the former head of security of Lukashenka.

The resignation and the expected detention of the Deputy Secretary of the security Council Andrei Vtyurin – symptom of the fact that Lukashenko began to doubt the political or personal loyalty to the heads of power structures.

In advance of the detention of the Deputy Secretary of the security Council, which after 7 years was the head of the security service Alexander Lukashenko became a resonant political event. On April 29, with reference to its sources reported a number of non-state media. 30 APR appeared Lukashenka’s decree dated April 24 resignation of Colonel Andrei Vtyurin “for misconduct, defamatory rank soldier”.

Security officials of such level in Belarus behind bars is still not planted. While very little information, little understanding of what he is accused. But even from the very fact of detention it is possible to make several important conclusions.

Doubt the loyalty of the security forces

In Belarus arrested the Ministers were prosecuted, the head of Lukashenka’s Galina Zhuravkova. There were cases that were tried generals (Vice-Chairman of the Border Committee General Evgeny Komarnitsky). However, the case Vtyurin special. Deputy Secretary of the security Council of Belarus, former head of the security Service of Lukashenko. And a possible candidate for the post of Secretary of state, because Stanislav Zas, now occupying this position was going to become the Secretary General of the CSTO.

The Lukashenka to law enforcement officers is very peculiar. As in any authoritarian regime, they are the backbone, the most important tool for maintaining power. He appreciates the loyalty of the power structures, so forgive their leaders many sins.

In 2007, the leadership of the KGB is out of control and it had to change, Lukashenka sent to the Chairman of the KGB Stepan Sukhorenko Ambassador to Armenia, to arrest him did not dare. Why should happen something extraordinary, to detain a person of such rank. It is unlikely that the reason for this is extremely a bribe.

Detention Vtyurin – symptom of the fact that Lukashenko began to doubt the political or personal loyalty to the heads of power structures. By the way, many times announced a meeting on results of check of work of these bodies so far not been carried out. That creates more intrigue.

Lukashenka does not trust anyone

This story confirms what we so far knew or only guessed. Namely: intelligence agencies spy on each other, and compromising are Lukashenko. After all, to hold Deputy Secretary of the security Council, I had a lot of his “mouth”, and a surveillance order could give only one person. That is, top officials in Belarus are the most unfree people in the country, they can’t say what I think, even at home in the kitchen. So do not envy them.

Cottage in the elite village of Drozdy (it was reported that the house Vtyurin in Drazdy-2 sealed) is no guarantee of success and prosperity. A Golden cage. As they say, if you walk around the camera, it does not mean that you do not sit.

The head of the security Service of Lukashenko – the confidant of the President. This man Lukashenko trusts his security, the fate, life. And if the officer who for seven years had occupied such a position, falls into disgrace – it is an alarming symptom. Lukashenka does not trust anyone. To constantly live in such a mental state can be an ordeal.

Possible Russian trace

Blogger NEXTA writes: “the Official reason for the detention a bribe in especially large size ($ 150000). Informal – well, not too be friends with senior officials of the Russian Federation, if the relationship with her is poor. And the bribe would somehow forgive – not the first time”.

Here is a possible Russian trace is an interesting twist. Question about Russian influence on the power structures of Belarus – a perpetual topic in the Belarusian expert community. There are a lot of rumors and almost no facts.

Very now way to refer to the experience of Ukraine, where at the time of acute crisis it became clear that many representatives of the power unit worked for Russia.

And by the way, ex-Ambassador of Russia Mikhail Babich met with the Minister of defense of Belarus Andrei Ravkov, interior Minister Igor Shunevich.

By the way, is still at the leading positions in Belarus were a lot of officials who were not born in Belarus. “Nasha Niva” gives the information: “If you look at the biography of the Secretary of the security Council (Stanislaus Sasa) and his three deputies, it turns out that Belarus was only born Mikhail Puzikov“.


Minster unutrasnih Spra Igor Sonic (silava), Aliaksandr Lukashenka I zorgsector the College basic Stance Zas

It is not quite clear why Lukashenka is pursuing exactly such a personnel policy. Perhaps he believes that immigrants from other republics of the former USSR will be brought personally to him. Also, you may value the fact that people born outside of Belarus, under the Constitution, have no right to run for President.

Whatever the cause of such personnel policy, but now, during acute conflict with Russia, that could be a problem. We may be looking at the beginning of the cleaning guidance against potential Pro-Russian supporters?

Forecast “business Vtyurin”

Express forecast. Hard to believe that Andrei Vtyurin put behind bars for many years by judicial sentence. After all, the man who has so many state secrets, including those related to personal life Lukashenko, it is impossible to do as with the usual bribe-takers. He knows a lot. So, I think either case will not come to court, either the situation will develop according to the scheme proven in the Galina Zhuravkova. That is, the court will make a decision, and then Lukashenka pardoned the prisoner and to release under the guarantee of his silence.

Valery Karbalevich, Radio Svaboda