MINSK, 2 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia should not get tricked by those who are trying to distort history, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia's Leningrad Oblast Alexander Drozdenko, BelTA has learned.
During the meeting, the head of state thanked Alexander Drozdenko for helping to bring soil from the burial places of Soviet soldiers who died on the Nevsky Patch, which was very symbolic for Belarus. “As you know, every centimeter there is soaked with the blood of our Soviet people,” the president noted.
“This is part of our joint effort to perpetuate the memory of the Great Patriotic War and the feat of our victorious soldiers. Now, oddly enough, this matter is taking on new significance. It is very important, because there are many who want not just to distort history, but also to consign some of our achievements to oblivion. We must never fall for such tricks. We know what they want from us. Therefore, we will keep doing what we should so that our descendants will be proud of us, so that those who will replace us will thank us for preserving this memory,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.