New heads of Belarus Security Council, KGB and Presidential Administration appointed

Major-General Vadim Zaitsev has been appointed the chairman of the State Security Committee (KGB). He took the post of a first deputy head of the State Border Committee - a commander of the main operative department. Yury Zhadobin who headed the Belarusian KGB, is appointed Secretary of the Security Council by the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, online paper Khartiya 97 reports. Aide of the head of state Vladimir Makey has become a new head of the Presidential Administration.

It should be reminded that President Lukashenko relieved State Secretary of the Security Council Viktor Sheiman and head of his administration Genady Nevyglas of their posts on 8 July. AIA already reported that both Sheiman and Nevyglas were relieved of duties "in connection with the transfer to another job".

Lukashenko criticised the State Secretary of the Security Council at a meeting with the heads of secret services on investigation of the recent bomb explosion in Minsk. About 50 people were injured, during a concert dedicated to the official Independence Day.