MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) - In the Great Patriotic War the Belarusians defended not only their lives but also the memory of past generations, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day on 2 July, BelTA has learned.
The president noted that in the Great Patriotic War the Belarusians defended not only their lives but also the memory of the past generations, which would have been simply erased from world history.
“It was a war to destroy the Slavic ethnos, cultures and entire nations. Today we often say that this war is not over yet. It is not over because we still have not reburied the last soldier who died and the last civilian who was brutally murdered in that war. It is not over yet because not everyone who was involved in the monstrous facts of that war, the genocide of the Belarusian people, has been punished. That war is not over yet because once again, as at the frontline, we are defending our historical memory,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president added that the most dangerous enemy in this ideological war is not an external one. “The origins of the Western revanchism are obvious and clear. Betrayal and indifference of your fellows is the most dangerous enemy,” he said.