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28 June 2022, 17:57

Lukashenko calls on university graduates to maintain peace in Belarus

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) - The younger generation of Belarusians should keep the country peaceful and calm, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the national ball of university graduates in Minsk on 28 June, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, every generation goes through trials: some went through revolutions, while the parents of the graduates, as well as the president, went through the turbulent 1990s.

“These trials in the 1990s were when our empire, the Soviet Union, collapsed and we became a sovereign and independent state overnight. There were the hardest times. The journalists often show you on TV how people were standing in kilometer-long lines to buy a piece of bread. We, the older generation, survived those times and thought that you, our children, would live in a completely different world. Time however has decided to give you trials, too,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

“We overcame those times, realizing that we could not live like that. You, on the contrary, should keep a peaceful and calm Belarus, making your life even better. Let me put it simply: we, the elders, have confidence in you. And, of course, we count on reciprocity,” said the head of state.

According to the president, his generation has done everything possible for the development of the state. “Whether it is bad or good it is up to you to judge. Do better. These turbulent times have chosen you. It is going to be very hard for you. But I am sure you will make it through,” he said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko wished the graduates the most important thing, in his opinion, which is to be happy. "A person is happy when he loves his job, sees the result and benefits of his work, when he has like-minded people, when he is happy to go to work and home at the end of the working day, when his family and friends are healthy and happy. Especially if your children are healthy. Let all this be in your life," the Belarusian leader said.

The head of state is convinced that graduates are well aware of what they want to achieve, what heights to reach. "But remember one thing: do it in your native land. Some of you think ‘out there' is easier and better. Learn from other people's mistakes. Reach out to those who are there, ask how they are doing. Then make a decision. Anyway, take your time. Try it here first. You can also go there. Then you will be something to compare. But at the same time, I often say this, do everything on time because the day after tomorrow you might be caught up in a storm you will find difficult to cope with. It would be good that you have already passed your way of yesterday, the day before yesterday and today, so that tomorrow will be easier. I am convinced that you know well how to move forward and where to. I wish you to have enough knowledge, strength, and courage to overcome the challenges that time might throw at us," the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko once again congratulated the young people on graduating from the university, a challenging period in their lives, and on receiving a university diploma. "Today is your day, the day of celebration of the first serious success. You deserve it. I will be happy to share this day with you," he added.

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