OREANDA-NEWS. According to the official channel "Sputnik Belarus", President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has appointed a new Minister of Internal Affairs.

The new minister of internal affairs was the head of the Minsk police, Ivan Kubrakov. He replaced the now former head of the ministry, Yuri Karaev, who will now be an assistant to the head of state in the Brest region.

Earlier on Thursday, Lukashenko made another appointment - he appointed another assistant inspector for the same region - Secretary of State of the Security Council Valery Vakulchik.

As the Telegram-channel "Pool of the First" reported today, on October 29, Lukashenko carried out a number of personnel reshuffles in the country's power bloc, which no one expected.

So, Lukashenko dismissed the Minister of Internal Affairs Yuri Karaev, and his place was taken by the head of the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee Ivan Kubrakov. Lukashenko appointed Karayev as his assistant in the Grodno region, and Alexander Barsukov - as his assistant in Minsk.

All these personnel changes are taking place against the background of an unstable situation in the country. For two and a half months, protests have not abated in Belarus. They began after the presidential elections, which, according to the Central Election Committee, was won by the incumbent head of state, Alexander Lukashenko.