Conflict between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the KGB

16/01/2024

“In the police they call them clerical rats”. We tell how law enforcement agencies in Belarus are in conflict with each other

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Conflict between the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the KGB in Belarus.

– When I joined the police, I was immediately told: our main enemy is the KGB,” describes the confrontation between the two law enforcement agencies, former GUBOPiK officer and BYPOL head Aliaksandr Azarau. – KGB officers were developing and imprisoning Interior Ministry officers. The opposite happened, albeit less often. There was such an unspoken war. Everyone talked about it.

Aliaksandr Azarau (as well as other interlocutors of Zerkalo) says that the feud between the Interior Ministry and the KGB has been going on for years. The structures keep an eye on each other, and the KGB even recruited secret agents in the rival organization.

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