MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – Americans should take care of their own country and should not interfere in domestic affairs of other states. Oleg Gaidukevich, a member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus, made the statement during a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
About 150 Belarusians congregated outside the U.S. embassy in Minsk on 4 July to express their displeasure with the content of the American greetings sent on the occasion of Belarus' Independence Day.
Oleg Gaidukevich said: “We came here in peace. I'd like to sincerely congratulate Americans on Independence Day and tell them: take care of your own country. The entire world and you will live a better life. Nobody asked you to set up your military bases. The number of NATO bases across the globe is higher than the number of other bases.”
In his opinion, the USA's congratulation sent to Belarusians on Independence Day was offensive. “It is defiance of our country, our ancestors. Belarusians were killed and villages were burned down under the collaborationist flag you've published,” the MP noted.
Oleg Gaidukevich believes that the United States of America also introduces sanctions against Belarus because the country refuses to become an anti-Russian training area. “You believe that we have to be destroyed because of it. What have you done to Ukraine? Stop mocking us. Stop waging a war to the last Ukrainian. We want to live in peace in an independent country and build a union with Russia. It is the people's choice. We want to organize elections and referendums when people want it, not when you tell us to,” he concluded.