Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 187

Reacting to the unexplained assassination of Yavhen Mikalutsky, a state official and personal friend, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka yesterday threatened a massive crackdown on non-state business in Belarus. Mikalutsky, head of the State Control Committee in Mahilyov oblast — Lukashenka’s core political base — was killed in a remote-control explosion on October 6 and was buried yesterday.

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