The Belarusian Prime Minister Alexander Lukashenko has mobilised school children so that his citizens can eat.
This comes as the country is struggling with huge price increases for his support with Vladimir Putin and his war in Ukraine amid sanctions.
Lukashenko said he will use school children to harvest vegetables which will bring in more more money for Belarus as early as spring 2023.
The UK and the West have slapped Belarus with harsh sanctions which has hit their economy as the sanctions include regulations on shipping and trade.
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Lukashenko said, “Mobilise everyone, it is reported to me that in our secondary school it is forbidden to involve school children to pick up apples, or as we used to do: potatoes, beetroot, flax and so on.
“I cannot imagine a greater savagery, Igor Petrovich! We somehow try to educate our schoolchildren, our children.
“What will you use? Talking? You can’t educate them with talking.
“We went to the potatoes harvest in September, students and so on.”
The dictator added, “This unites people brings them together, they understand and what it is.
“So mobilise students, workers, civil servants, other people to help us remove it all because we can earn good money, not now but by Spring.
“Look out for stabilisation funds, so that people have something to eat, so that prices of potatoes and carrots, beets, which we produce do not rise up.
“We shall sort out the prices of imported goods, the main thing is that our similar products should be under control as regards the pricing.
“Do what we can this year, please get involved and finish the agricultural year with dignity.”