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07 May 2024, 17:19

Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to identify those involved in Nazi crimes, to bring them to justice 

MINSK, 7 May (BelTA) - Belarus will continue the work to identify those involved in Nazi atrocities and bring them to justice, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a solemn meeting on the occasion of Victory Day in Minsk on 7 May, BelTA has learned.

"All the peoples of the Earth should know what an incredibly high price Belarusians alone paid for peace and freedom. Think about it: more than 300,000 of our compatriots were deported to Germany for slave labor: in fact, this is the entire population of a country like Iceland or the pre-war Minsk. The notorious Trostenets camp took the lives of more than 200,000 civilians,” the head of state said. 

Belarus’ national wealth was destroyed or taken to the West. Hundreds of ghettos and concentration camps turned the peaceful republic into a conveyor belt of death. People from European countries were brought here to die, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

"In fact, it was a genocide of the civilian population. This fact was officially established by the Extraordinary Government Commission immediately after the war, and in our time these investigations are continued by the Prosecutor General's Office. Every third Belarusian perished. No matter how much anyone in the ‘great democracies’ opposes or obstructs, no matter what they say, regardless of personalities and statute of limitations, we will identify and bring to justice all those involved in the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Even posthumously or in absentia,” the president said.

"Many Western countries have outlawed our Victory. Fascist hard-core nationalists are marching under the banners of SS divisions. War criminals are honored at the state level. Those who honor the memory of the Great Victory are declared enemies of the nation. Unprecedented information attacks and all kinds of falsifications on the part of the collective West justify the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their henchmen," the Belarusian leader said. “We see how the revanchists are trying to pull the bankrupt Nazi ideology out of hell. Everything is presented as if the Nuremberg Trials never happened. And it's not just about Ukraine." 

In these conditions, the head of state noted, the truth about the crimes of fascism serves as a serious warning to humanity, and the preservation of historical memory acquires special significance.
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