MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – As long as we are proud of our history, people and country, we are free, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA has learned.
The president stressed that Belarusians, despite everything, continue to build their state as their ancestors did - with care for people, respect for other peoples, readiness to defend truth and justice. "We know that as long as we do not accept the traditions, principles and opinions imposed on us from the outside, we will be independent. We know that as long as we are proud of our history, our people and our country, we will be free. As long as we have a native land and historical memory, we are a people. We will be Belarusians! These are not slogans. This is a real status," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.