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Belarus-Russia Union State PA passes statement ahead of 75th anniversary of Victory

Politics 21.11.2019 | 18:06

MOSCOW, 21 November (BelTA) - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia adopted a statement on the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War at a session in St. Petersburg on 21 November, BelTA has learned from the press service of the Parliamentary Assembly.

“In the statement, the members of the Parliamentary Assembly translate their common attitude to the Great Patriotic War, highlight the contribution of all the republics of the Soviet Union to the defeat of the enemy, condemn the attempts to glorify Nazism, the ideology of the Western world distorting the causes, course and outcome of the war which is unacceptable for Belarusians and Russians. The MPs express concern about the strong desire of some countries to form a unipolar world, to disrupt the architecture of international security,” the press service noted.

According to the general opinion of the MPs, the actions of some countries to persecute war veterans who fought in the ranks of the Red Army are unacceptable. “In this regard, the MPs believe that it is important not only to promote the welfare of veterans via measures of social and legal protection but also to preserve the historical truth and memory of heroes. The MPs suggest taking concrete actions to teach the new generation to respect the history of the Motherland, expanding the list of measures of targeted support for veterans and adopting legislative measures to ensure the historical truth is never eroded. The Union State MPs will use the podiums of international parliamentary organizations to defend the international security system that has developed after the Great Victory,” the press service noted.

The full text of the statement will be published in major mass media outlets of Belarus and Russia.

The Parliamentary Assembly session was attended by a Belarusian delegation headed by Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko.

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