MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Belarusians will never allow anyone to look at the country with disdain. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement on 9 May as part of the ceremony to lay wreaths at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I understand: after the events that happened last year and after what they promise to us this year, frankly speaking, we have overstrained our society a bit. Some people may worry about peace and security too much. Some may have stopped believing in it at all. So, I would like to address those, who don't believe. Remember: Belarus will always stand fast as long as our generation lives! We will live. We will always live in our land. And I swear to you in this sacred place that we will never allow anyone to look at our land with disdain. At the land you fought for during troubled years and the war. We will protect this land whatever the cost.”
The president also addressed those, who grew concerned due to recent events. “Don't even think and worry about the future of your children, grandchildren, and your future. We will do everything to keep a bright sun and blue skies above our land. We will do our best to let young mothers and fathers with their kids take a walk outside the way it always has been. It will be so, I promise you. I swear it will be so!”
“And I would like those outside Belarus to hear us as well. You know who,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added.