MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – As they dream of global domination, modern neocolonialists deliberately sow national discord and generate bloody conflicts on the planet. 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 remarked that Belarusians come to the Victory Monument every year on 9 May. They continue the tradition of meetings of frontline soldiers and partisans near the Eternal Fire and in other memorial places.
He continued: “Today you and I wonder about the same thing: could the heroes of the war even imagine that 80 years later their children and grandchildren will have to fight for the truth about the Great Victory, for the right to honor the victorious warriors on this holy day? It is unthinkable that at a time when we endeavor to preserve the memory, followers of the occupants and their hangers-on reproach us for militarism and the glorification of the war. Us, the descendants of those, who didn't return from the war, the descendants of every third Belarusian! We have tasted this sorrow more than anyone else and always say that wars are terrible. We don't need a war! Their rationale is obvious. As they dream of global domination, modern neocolonialists deliberately sow national discord, generate bloody conflicts on the planet, and once again try to put brown uniforms on young people. They are doing everything to make us forget about the feats of our grandfathers and about the terrible truth of the war.”
This is why, the president stressed, they try to force upon Belarusians the flags and anthems that have been tarnished by cooperation with Hitler's murderers instead of symbols of the Great Victory, peace, and creation.