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24 November 2020, 11:10

Lukashenko: Belarusians have proved their ability to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity

MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – Belarusians have proved their ability to defend the country's sovereignty, traditional values and territorial integrity, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he received the credentials from foreign ambassadors on 24 November, BelTA has learned.

“The present day can be evaluated in different ways. But one thing is clear for us - Belarusians, as many times in the past, have proved their ability to defend the country's sovereignty, traditional values and territorial integrity. I have repeatedly stated and will say it again: it is only our people who have the right to decide how the Belarusian state will develop in the future,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

The president said that a dialogue is in progress in the country about the future of Belarus and ways of its development. This discussion involves ordinary citizens, labor collectives, experts, MPs, representatives of public organizations and government bodies. "It is important for us to hear everyone's opinion. All constructive proposals will be included in the agenda of the Belarusian People's Congress," the head of state assured.

“I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize one thing. Recently, western states have been very concerned about the further development of Belarus and are building different schemes to influence the Belarusian government and the president in order to overthrow the current government. They have reached the point and are ready to involve Russia in this process but they do not know how (I make this statement on the basis of the ironclad, as they say in China, facts), In this regard, I want to say that the Belarusian president can be removed from office. It can be done. I can tell you how. There is only one way: it is only the Belarusian people that can do it on the basis of the current laws and the Belarusian Constitution. As you can see, the answer to all the questions that Western diplomats in Belarus, those in the West and also Belarusians who have fled the country are preoccupied with today is very simple."

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