Belarusian Telegraph Agency
May 9, 2021

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The president pointed out that a cruel and sometimes bloody redivision of the world had begun. “We don’t want to falter and face this steamroller. Once we falter, we will be broken just like we were many times in the course of history. They will wipe their feet off us and will push us down the sewer. Because by the will of fate and God we are located at a geopolitical fissure,” the head of state noted.

Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that Belarus had always been an arena of someone else’s wars, that the Belarusian people had been stomped on and slaughtered – both elderly and babes in arms. “Does anyone really want a repeat of that in Belarus? We should not allow it. I am talking about Belarusians, all those who stand here today and welcome these symbols, and all those who are absent and have a different point of view. We should at last understand and recognize that we are Belarusians and this is our land. We must not give it away or gift it to anyone,” he stressed.

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Belarusian Telegraph Agency
May 9, 2021

Lukashenko: The world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation

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MINSK – The world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation. The government will push this topic to the highest international level. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement on 9 May as part of the ceremony to lay wreaths at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Today we should openly say that during the Great Patriotic War it was the first time Belarusians had faced a massive and systematic extermination of the civilian population. Blood of many thousands, millions of innocent victims – women, the elderly, and children – is on hands of the fascists, police goons, and other collaborators.”

The president stressed that the world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation. “And we will elevate this matter to the highest international level so that they would remember and would not forget it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. “Descendants of the Nazis shouldn’t think that once the last witnesses of the genocide of the Belarusian nation and other nations are gone, the historical truth will be gone with them.”

He continued: “Dear veterans! There are not very many of you left but you should remember and as you leave us, you should pass the word to those who look at us from the heaven today: we will never betray your deeds and will not allow anyone to take your Great Victory away from us. Moreover, we will never allow anyone to desecrate everything you’ve done in your lives by protecting Europe from the brown plague.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that there are still people around, who were kids during the war, kids who saw with their own eyes how Hitler’s fanatics and their police goons burned their mothers, brothers and sisters, how they tortured and hanged patriots, how they slaughtered babies. “Their voices are heard today. We will preserve every one of them in documents, books, and movies. We will no longer be around but future generations will surely hear their testimony. This truth will always live!” the president stressed.