MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – I am assuming office today feeling very proud for Belarusians, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during the inaugural ceremony at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on 23 September, BelTA has learned.
“It is with a special feeling that the president swears allegiance to the Fatherland and the people on this solemn day. He has a lot of pride for Belarusians who have passed the test of integrity, first of all, of their beliefs,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “The day of the president's inauguration is a day of our common victory, a convincing and fateful victory. We did not just elect the president of the country. We defended our values, our peaceful life, sovereignty and independence. In this regard, we still have a long way to go,” he noted.
The head of state said that the year 2020 will go down in history as an extremely emotional period. “Our statehood has faced an unprecedented challenge – the challenge of a fail-safe technology which has been used repeatedly to destroy independent states. We are among the very few, maybe even the only state where a color revolution has failed. It was the choice of Belarusians who do not want to lose the country,” the president stressed.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the recent events revealed that an absolute majority of Belarusians loves their land, wishes it peace, tranquility and prosperity. “Despite the devilishly sophisticated pressure from the outside, they still respect each other,” he added.