MINSK, 7 December (BelTA) - The West's irresponsible aggressive policy has reached a critical point, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said during the roundtable "Historical Memory: Genocide of the Belarusian People" in Minsk on 7 December, BelTA has learned.
"The irresponsible aggressive policy of the collective West has reached a critical point. We see that it is based on the revision of the results of the Second World War and the disregard for the lessons of the past," Vladimir Andreichenko said. “This trend is very alarming, because in an unrestrained desire to impose their will on sovereign countries, the United States and its European allies risk repeating what Nazi Germany did. But this fact doesn't seem to bother them too much as they disregard all norms of international law and human morality.”
The speaker stressed that “the current situation makes the world more vulnerable than ever and requires us to consolidate efforts to uphold the sovereign right of Belarusians to independently determine their own destiny.” "We can do this relaying on the historical truth and our values, the main of which is the memory of the feat of our ancestors and of the terrible sacrifice that the Belarusian people made for freedom," Vladimir Andreichenko said.
The roundtable "Historical Memory: Genocide of the Belarusian People" focused on the criminal case on the genocide of Belarusians during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war period, the preparation of the draft law "On the Genocide of the Belarusian People". The MPs heard the information about the atrocities of Nazi criminals and their accomplices on the Belarusian land during the war and the post-war period, the concealment by Nazi criminals and their accomplices of the places of mass extermination of the civilian population in the occupied territory of Belarus, the activities of armed nationalist units on the territory of Belarus in the post-war period and the perpetuating of the memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War.
The roundtable was attended by representatives of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Defense Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences, the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research and the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.