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08 April 2022, 16:53

Opinion: The Slavonic civilization needs unity more than ever

Nikolai Shchekin. A personal archive photo
Nikolai Shchekin. A personal archive photo

MINSK, 8 April (BelTA) – Only Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine have the moral right to decide the fate of their nations, BelTA learned from the political analyst 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.

Nikolai Shchekin said: “The Belarus president has formulated a principle that can secure peace in the brotherly country: ‘You have to find your luck in your own home. The three Slavonic nations should recognize what is going on in the world on the global scale, sit at a table, and come to terms. Come to terms as equals'. Let's be frank: only Belarus and Russia together with the Ukrainian nation have the moral right to decide the fate of their countries and Ukraine's future. Only the three Slavonic peoples are capable of stopping the Nazi hydra and living peacefully together while protecting their right to independence.”

Nikolai Shchekin stressed that today the Slavonic civilization needs unity more than ever. “The geographical location of the negotiation venue is not important for Belarusians. Results are. It is important to negotiate on equal terms,” he remarked. “The Belarusian nation knows what a war is better than any other one. It means harm, sorrow, and to a degree betrayal of historical memory not only for us but for everyone. Belarus will continue safeguarding its independence and the security of people by any available means without laying claim to someone else's lands. And the unique special operation, which employed modern methods to return Belarusian semi-truck drivers, once again confirms the position of the head of state, who said we will never leave our citizens unprotected. National interests and independence represent an undeniable historical truth in the last instance of people's volition.”

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