MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) – Belarus will not put up with dirty and unfair politics of the West. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement in response to the decision against inviting Belarusian officials to commemorate an anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora, BelTA has learned.
On 1 April the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus passed an address to the German parliament in view of the failure to invite Belarusian officials to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora.
Natalya Kochanova said: “Members of the Council of the Republic always closely monitor such matters. We've repeatedly contacted our colleagues, European Union MPs in order to present our country's position. Unfortunately, politics is involved. It is at times dirty, dishonest, and unfair. Certainly, we cannot put up with it and today we've passed another address to European MPs to tell them it is inadmissible. It is our memory, which no one can cross out, about the great tragedy that happened in our land. Nobody will take away our right to honor, to give tribute to the memory of those, who defended freedom and independence of our country, who died during those years.”
According to Natalya Kochanova, such actions of the West are inadmissible and must be condemned. “In my opinion, people make such decisions today due to impotence and weakness. They are trying to injure Belarusians at least with something and it is bad. I think that every person of good will, every peace-loving person understands it. Even if they cannot condone it publicly, in the heart of every normal person this gesture will place a seed of doubt about the righteousness of the decisions they make,” she is convinced.
Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Gaidukevich said: “It is bad that we witness an interpretation of results of World War Two. It is the Great Patriotic War for us. All kinds of measures are being taken now to besmirch the role of the Soviet Union and elevate the role of other allies in this war although everyone understands perfectly well that the USSR should be credited with liberating Europe from the brown plague. Belarus played a special role in it because every third person in Belarus died. It is a mournful figure, irrecoverable losses.”
According to the senator, the West is violating ethical, human norms and resorts to dirty politics to misrepresent the facts in a bid to rewrite results of the war. “Information is being poured into young minds. The more intensive and concerted the effort is, we see negative results the way it happened in Ukraine. This is why we should very promptly make conclusions in order to prevent it from happening here. We have a more understandable policy of the state, which the nation supports,” he added.