MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) - Khatyn is our pain, and our memory, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media after the commemorative ceremony at the Khatyn memorial complex, BelTA has learned.
"Being in Khatyn... The feeling is special. That tragedy is impossible to compare to anything," the Belarusian leader stressed. “Indeed, our land is dotted with monuments. In the Middle Ages Belarus was a land of castles. Now it is a land of monuments."
"It's our pain, our memory. This memory brings us here," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “As long as we come here together with children, this will not happen again. Once we stop, the tragedy might knock on our door again. Young Belarusians are good people. With time many things get forgotten, erased from memory. Still in Belarus we remember those times. Meanwhile other countries not just forget some things. They have Nazis parade their streets."
He emphasized that there are many other monuments in Belarus and they are all taken good care of.
In due time the head of state instructed to make the museum exposition as accurate as possible. This instruction was implemented in full. The same is true about the reconstruction of the memorial complex in general.
“It is of utmost importance for us. Let this immortal piece of land be an example of how to honor the people who gave us the chance to live today,” the head of state said.