MINSK, 7 May (BelTA) – Filing a lawsuit against Aleksandr Lukashenko in Germany on charges of crimes against humanity is a stupid move and part of the instant gratification policy, BelTA learned from Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 7 May.
The Belarusian leader stated: “The UK, America, France could have done it because they were part of the coalition after all. But fascism successors shouldn't have. Who are they to judge me? For protecting you and my country?!”
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that it is not about someone following the Nazi ideology. “I don't reproach them. But they are descendants of the generations that started that war,” he pointed out.
“Every third Belarusian died. And so many more died in the first years after the war due to consequences of that war… The Nazi are to blame for the genocide of the Belarusian people, the Soviet people here,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that work is now in progress to unearth this layer of war crimes, which were committed in Belarus back then: “Once our prosecutor general started looking into it, there was an avalanche of letters, testimonies, and requests: help, protect the truth about that war, about the grandfather and grandmother. And we will show it to the entire world.”
The president reminded that entire villages had been razed because people had hidden Jews, including kids, from the Nazi. “Our people didn't turn them in. Once they were found out, an entire village would be buried alive in a trench. A writer wrote that the soil was still breathing the next morning. People were buried alive. They did it. And now they want to judge me in this court…” Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked.
The president added that if he is to be judged, then some other European leaders should be put on trial as well. In particular, he reminded about police crackdown on yellow vest protesters in France, about events around the United States Capitol, and about similar events in other countries that resulted in human deaths, grave injuries inflicted by rubber bullets and water cannons. “Did they hug and kiss those people, those rioters? They didn't,” Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out. “So, let's submit everyone to judgment of this democratic court one by one. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. It won't happen. It is a stupid policy that pursues near-term goals. Someone else but Germans should not judge us. They have yet to atone before Belarusians, before us, the inheritors of this Victory, for what they did in the middle of the past century.”