MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – After Aleksandr Lukashenko was sworn in as the president of Belarus on 23 September, Belarusian military swore an oath of loyalty to the nation and the president, BelTA has learned.
Representatives of various military service branches took part in the ceremony. They swore to the Belarusian people and the commander-in-chief that they will always be ready to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Motherland.
Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin read out the text of the oath: “We, military personnel of army units of the Republic of Belarus, assure the entire Belarusian nation and you, comrade commander-in-chief, that we are always ready to reliably protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our Motherland. Today, on the day the president of the Republic of Belarus assumes office, we solemnly swear to bear with dignity the high title of the Fatherland's protector, to selflessly serve the Belarusian people and the president of the Republic of Belarus, to protect our Motherland with courage and skill without sparing our strength and life! We swear!”
In response the military repeated “We swear!” three times. The orchestra performed the state hymn of the Republic of Belarus after that.