“The notice we have received can be viewed as nothing but a formal written reply which includes no information, apart from general declarations, that could explain the reason behind such actions of the French authorities so that the Belarusian side could agree with it,” the spokesman said.
Officers of the French customs service searched the Belarusian ice hockey team at the Gare Montparnasse railway station in Paris on 3 May 2017 upon request of the city prosecution service. The search procedure was carried out in line with effective rules and regulations and ended without an incident.
The statement reads: “Victory Day has rightly gone down in history as a symbol of courage and heroism, unmatched acts of bravery and most severe trials that dozens of millions of people had to endure in order to secure freedom and save humanity from Nazism."
About 11.07 million people, or 26.06 percent of the electorate, cast their early ballots during the two days ahead of the May 9 election, according to the National Election Commission (NEC). It marks the nation's first early voting for a presidential election.
Belarusians highly appreciate the friendship and cooperation with other nations and states, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said at a ceremony dedicated to the Victory Day.
These and other matters were discussed as the ambassador of Belarus to the UK met with representatives of non-governmental organizations of Great Britain and Ireland, which provide humanitarian aid to Belarusians in areas affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe.
Sergei Sidorsky remarked that all the Eurasian Economic Union member states celebrate Victory Day one way or another. All the soldiers from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan, who fought to secure this great victory, are honored in these countries, he added.