MINSK, 17 September (BelTA) – Belarusians are the most peace-loving nation on the planet, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the patriotic forum "We are Belarusians!" dedicated to the Day of People's Unity in Minsk on 17 September, BelTA has learned.
"No matter what internal political processes take place in our neighboring states, the Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians, and Ukrainians should understand: we are the most peaceful nation on the planet. We are not rattling nuclear weapons or some units such as Wagner and we are not threatening anyone," the Belarusian leader said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko, however, recalled the historical facts: "Then, too, we did not threaten anyone. But we were virtually wiped off the face of the earth. In the last war, we lost every third citizen. Back then invigilance and complacency played an important role why in fact Belarus almost ceased to exist."
"That's why we remember that. We have studied the history and still do. We will always be ready to defend our fatherland and our land," the head of state added.