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11 June 2021, 17:08

Opinion: Address of senators and MPs demonstrates unity of Belarusian people

Nikolai Shchekin. An archive photo
Nikolai Shchekin. An archive photo

MINSK, 11 June (BelTA) - The address of senators and MPs to the international community demonstrates the unity and integrity of the Belarusian people, BelTA learned from Nikolai Shchekin, Candidate of Philosophy, Head of the Sociology of Public Administration Department at the Sociology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

According to him, the collective West has taken its subversive game further and launched another round of hybrid warfare against Belarus.

“The western political elites and special services seek to turn Belarus into a wasteland, a concentration camp for pumping out resources. The address of senators and MPs to the international community demonstrates the unity and integrity of the Belarusian people. The western political elites and special services will stop at nothing. The announced amendments to NATO's charter may herald a possible catastrophic showdown in the confrontation between the West and the East. Today Belarus is faced with a choice: either to become a colony and march under European banners, accepting a policy of double standards and the role of the second-class people, or to preserve sovereignty, pride, dignity and save the country for future generations," the analyst said.

He believes that a war has been declared on Belarus. "It doesn't matter whether it's cold or not. Our country, on the one hand, is faced with the threat of destruction, on the other hand, the Belarusian people led by the president are ready to go to great lengths to defend their interests. I think the West should understand that," said Nikolai Shchekin. “Self-exiled opposition crooks are like a suitcase without a handle for the West. They are ready to go to any limits for their own profit. I believe that the Belarusian state and society should become a united front not only in condemning the West's policy but, first of all, in showing the readiness to defend themselves. We can say only one thing to the West: gentlemen, come back to your senses. You have already started the process of self-destruction in your own homes. The international law is already on the path towards its funeral. But it is never too late to stay a human being,” he said.

Nikolai Shchekin admits that sanctions will cause some damage to the economy, and the country should be ready for this. "The government has been working out a set of measures to mitigate the impact of sanctions and has been systematically modernizing the economy. In this sense, the multi-vector economic policy pursued by the head of state has paid off. Accelerated integration with Russia is a way to shield the entire Slavic world against the impending catastrophe. In this regard, the decree to institute the Day of People's Unity is a kind of continuation of the efforts to consolidate the Belarusian statehood. Now the main task is to promote this day as a symbol of revival, as a token of the victory of good over evil, hard work over inertia and indifference, patriotism over betrayal,” Nikolai Shchekin noted.

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